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    • The Pragmatist
    • 09.10.11 | 08:58 (IST)

    Quite a number of nations think they are extra special. The USA has the doctrine of American Exceptionalism, the British at the height of their empire thought they were marvelous, and dare I say it, the Nazi thought they were the master race. Jewish people have contributed strongly to the arts and scientist in many parts of the world. Is this due to innate brilliance? I think it has more to do with Jewish culture valuing scholarship, hard work and ambition. Lets not forget some of the great cultures in history. Greek .Roman, Persian, Chinese, Mayoan , Inca to name just a few. Nationalism can easily spill over to jingoism

    from the article: Jewish people are just that, people, and far from chosen
    First published 02:21 09.10.11 | Last updated 02:21 09.10.11
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