Arnon Grunberg

Peace and soldiers


“Satire should not be recognizable as satire,” the artist Renzo Martens said over lunch.
We were discussing a plan to invite former child soldiers to come to the Netherlands (and other Western countries) to work there as UN Peacekeepers. The principle of equality is important: we send peacekeepers to Africa. Africa should be able to send peacekeepers to us. We need peace as well.
We talked a bit about art, we drank homemade limoncello and then I had to go to Newark to catch my plane to Amsterdam. While standing in line to board the plane I realized once more that God was a great satirist and of course the same can be said about his Son.

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