Monday, August 07, 2006

The status quo principle and the Middle East

Catallaxy writes an interesting peice, illuminating various schools of ideas surrounding the middle east crisis.
Some excerpts are as follows:
"The west exported Marxism and nationalism to the rest of the world with truly disastrous consequences. Can we find a way to export better ideas? Do we have better ideas?"
"Just as some would now depict Israel as the embodiment of all that is wrong with the world, for these supporters it has become the foremost fighter for what is right. As a consequence they sometimes make it seem that, if you want to defend democracy and civilisation, then you have to support bombing raids on Lebanon. In similarly shrill fashion, leading supporters of Israel insist that the drunken outburst by Hollywood star and Catholic crackpot Mel Gibson, about how ‘the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world’, is somehow proof of a rising tide of anti-Semitism in the Western world."
Read on here


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