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'The term ‘radical empathy’ found me. I didn’t go looking for it. Seemingly innocuous at first, these two words metamorphosed into a kind of prolonged sliding-doors moment; my thinking changed forever. This is the power of a name, a phrase that offers a beacon of hope, a solid nugget of meaning. It’s a winding path away from all-consuming rage, hatred and violence.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 79 no. 2 June 2020 19657092 2020 periodical issue 'The pandemic is a portal, Arundhati Roy wrote in early March, ‘a gateway between one world and the next’. We are yet to enter that next world, nor can we clearly see its shape from here. For now we are filled with one numbing certainty: the sad sense that the world we left behind as the coronavirus took hold is closed to us now, much as we might hanker for it, much as daily life is still formed around our memory of what it really ought to be.' (Jonathan Green, Editorial introduction) 2020 pg. 9-13
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