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[Is dialogue really possible?] Indeed, is it? Dialogein means to speak through, and a dialogue, like a diapositive, is penetrating. (It has to do with fucking, if you pardon that term.) In such a process, what is aimed at (aside from the pleasure it provides), are two things: that one becomes welded with the other, and that something new be born. To achieve this, one must open oneself to the other (recognize his otherness), but also, one must try to change him.This is, of course, a violent contradiction. [...]
Vilém Flusser, 1988, Letter to Rabbi Rosen.