Thursday, September 26, 2002

This article on "radical left" group Gush Shalom is good but misses the basic lack of sanity that floats around Uri Avnery/GS, with its conspiracy theories and disingenuous accounts of Camp David/Taba et al.

As a student I came across Uri Avnery's old magazine Ha'olam Hazeh from the 60s at the University library. The one thing I remember is a sarcastic interview with a little girl who said that she wants to grow up to be a mother in a big city - the point was that she was bourgeois and didn't have good socialist values.

Barry Rubin thinks that optimism about democratic developments in the PA is premature (here).

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