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    • Michael Fieldman
    • 11.01.12 | 13:02 (IST)

    Prof. Avineri is generally a very astute pundit. Alas, this time he has confused the issues and thrown out the baby with the bathwater. He rails personally against the two latest publically known personalities who have joined the political fray when his real beef is with our society which, in search of a quick fix, superficially trivializes everything the media touches. While it is true that newcomers to politics certainly have a personal agenda and sitting politicians will use new blood for their own or their party's purposes, quality people should be encouraged and welcomed to the political rank and file, thereby strengthening the political gene pool in a rather bleak existing pond.

    from the article: Neither Lapid nor Shalit deserves to be in politics
    First published 04:36 11.01.12 | Last updated 04:36 11.01.12
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