Does Elie Wiesel show any bias in his "The Perils of Indifference" speech?    

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I believe that Elie Wiesel always shows bias and does in this speech The Perils of Indifference as well. His bias is that the world and its people should not be indifferent to the suffering of the world, but should be stopping the injustices perpetrated on the poor. Just as during the Holocaust, indifference allowed the Nazis to gather such control and cause the death of so many people, it was those who were not indifferent who saved those in peril, one of whom was Elie himself. Whether his bias is considered good or bad, it is still a bias. Elie himself said, "Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil." I also believe as Elie does and am afraid when I see the apathy of many to the election this fall.

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