Quotation by Mary McCarthy

Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.
Mary McCarthy (1912–1989), U.S. author, critic. "Settling the Colonel's Hash," pt. 3, On the Contrary (first published 1954, repr. 1961).
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