The Contentious Centrist
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Friday, May 29, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
In 2002 the Israeli novelist Irit Linur wrote an open letter to the editor of Ha'aretz:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hannah Arendt, “The Origins of Totalitarianism” (p. 3) provides a very
cogent insight into the issue of nationalism and internationalism:
“One of the hasty explanations has been the identification of anti-Semitism with rampant nationalism and its xenophobic outburst. Unfortunately, the fact is that modern anti-Semitism grew in proportion as traditional nationalism declined, and reached its climax at the exact moment when the European system of nation-states and its precarious balance of power crashed.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
“Netanyahu’s public renunciation of a 2-state solution during his campaign is shared by the vast majority of his new cabinet - @jstreetdotorg”
At which point, Ron decided to block me from his twitter life. Case closed.