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As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right.  - Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Variant: "I am a vegetarian for the sake of health — the health of the chicken!" - From: "Isaac Bashevis Singer: conversations" (University Press of Mississippi, 1992), p. 29 - ISBN: 9780878055890

Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Born: November 21, 1902

Died: July 24, 1991 (aged 88)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-born, Jewish-American author. The Polish form of his birth name was Izaak Zynger and he used his mother's first name in an initial pseudonym, Izaak Baszewis, which he later expanded to the form under which he is now known. He was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978. He won two U.S.

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