To transcend cruelty, we must face up to it in our past.
The denial of the Armenian genocide matters. It matters that we do not formally recognize it.
"Hear the story of the Armenian people," Kim Kardashian urges.
Foreign countries interested in condemning Armenian genocide should not only draw distinctions between Turkey and the actions of the Ottoman Empire. They should make the same distinction between Erdogan and the people of Turkey, who do not always support him.
When Azeri and Armenian forces started to fire at each other recently, it seemed that this exchange would enter the history of the decades-long conflict as just another of many routine violations of the ceasefire, which the parties to the Karabakh conflict clinched in 1994.