Falling in Love With America, and Catching Its Diseases

Israel risks losing its progress against the debilitating socio-economic ills it caught in the process of adoringly aping everything American.

Israel's love affair with America, just like any other love affair, has its unhealthy aspects too. We admire Americans for their success, the bigness with which they do everything from shopping malls and cars to the way they fight wars. We like their directness, and the entrepreneurial spirit that conquered the West and built the Internet.