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Danae Elon says her family wasn’t “comfortable in a divided society” (“For Danae Elon, The Complications Of Home,” The Arts, March 17).

I wonder whether, when in Brooklyn or Montreal, they feel the same way about the signs of manifest division in the form of a sector of society permanently living in carton boxes under bridges and alcoves.

I am constantly amazed at how people are able to see division in one place but not in another, even when it’s underfoot, literally, every day you walk out of your apartment. Also, unbelievable projection in how the “slap” is rationalized: as if to say, “my own violence must be the reflection of the violence of society.”

Wow, that was easy in terms of off-loading any sense of personal responsibility.

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