Saturday, October 07, 2006

Kettle, Meet Your Good Friend, the Pot

From "The Epilogue", by Ruth Franklin, in the Oct. 2 New Republic:

But victimization does not erase historical agency. Not only are victims still capable of criminal acts, but their victimization can sometimes function as the psychological foundation for their criminal acts. No matter what depredations have been perpetrated against a group, that group must still be responsible for its own actions.

This is from Franklin's obligatory monthly review of books on the Holocaust, but I was surprised that The New Republic had the balls to publish a passage like this; I wonder if they have the balls to apply the same sort of reasoning to the government and military of their precious Israel?

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