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Spiegel: Why have you, as a chronolist of Manhattan, not included September 11th in your films?Woody deals with the interactions people have between each other, a far more interesting and varied topic than politics could ever be. While the political players may change, the storyline never really does. I don't really have any kind of insightful commentary on this, I just think it's a fascinating observation that I wanted to share. Read the whole interview, it's worth it.
Allen: I don't find politics profound enough to deal with it as an artist. The story of human beings is composed of murder, only the cosmetics and the decorations change: 2001 some fanatics killed Americans, and now the Americans kill Iraqis. And when I was a kid, Nazis murdered Jews. Now, Jews and Palestinians are butchering each other. Politics has been volatile for thousands of years, and meaningless, because everything repeats itself. But, as a citizen I vote, or course.