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which the subject matter is Jewish. Now a Gentile could hang that picture and have no social consequences to fear; he could admire the picture as picture; so could a Mohammedan and so could a Jew who neither concealed nor revealed his Jewishness. But you do not talk about rope in the home of a hanged man.

I will have been clumsy in my expression, or you will have grossly misread me, if you will assume from this that I prefer the Jew who is constantly proclaiming his Jewishness. He is simply suffering from the reverse of the same disease that afflicts the young man who is the subject of this column.

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