This week, key underpinnings of the Western unconscious will reveal themselves in the observance of Passover and Good Friday - two rituals of sacrifice that have penetrated the American mind. Far from being an ancient irrelevance, the blood sacrifice that these occasions commemorate helps to define even secular culture - with profound consequences for how we, and our government, see the world.
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