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The countless contradictions of the late and great Shimon Peres

By special arrangement, The Interpreter presents this obituary previously published by Haaretz. Friedrich Nietzsche provided the formula that was the essence of Shimon Peres’s long and remarkable life. 'One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions; one remains young only on condition that the soul does not relax, does not long for peace,' the German philosopher wrote, as if he was intimately acquainted with the intricacies of the future Israeli leader.
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