It is a lovely morning here in the holyland. I live out in the county, the sun is shining through my palm and pecan trees. All is green, it is a warm morning and the birds are singing back-up vocals. I understand Tom. I have been reading Tom for many years. His few appearances on CNN have been honourable. He is not scared of philosophy, w3hich is good. Unlike Amira and Gideon, he strikes me as being genuinely humanistic. Many writers claim to be moral and just, as well as objective, yet end up as rhetorical subjective biased apologists and agendists. Tom on a urely philosophical level I agree with what you wrote, but in a Machevellian world, only sixty years after the once unspeakable I do not see the intellectuals of the world as purists. Money, power, jealousy, honor, humiliation and hypocrisy is the game. The problem with reality is that is always hidden by perceptions.
Four Libyan soldiers said killed in battle with Islamists in Benghazi (Reuters)
from the article: Patriotism sans borders