Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lessons from Alexis de Toqueville on the Recent Gaza Crisis

Borrowing insights not from the more famous Democracy in America, but from The Old Regime and the French Revolution, Abraham H. Miller asks:

... would there have been an Israeli incursion into Gaza if those who went into the streets to stop Israel — those who never wanted that incursion into Gaza — had earlier gone into the streets to protest the rockets that rained down on Sderot for seven years? Would there have been an incursion if the self-proclaimed peace and justice crowd had done something other than providing forums for blatant propagandists justifying murder?

Read the rest here.

Perhaps it's just synchronicity, but I've been wondering precisely the same thing this month.

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