Only the good die young - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shoded Yam
    • 15.09.09 | 06:41 (IDT)

    "...It may be all too true, that the best of us go young" I beleive it was the American Civil War historian Bruce Catton in his seminal work; "Stillness at Appomattox" who stated that the best of America, its potential leadership cadre, for the next 3 or 4 generations was completely wiped out by the conflict. If the current leadership of Israel and the Jewish community as a whole are any indication, I would say that the Holocaust and Israel's wars have had the same deleterious effect upon the collective.

    from the article: Can there be such a thing as an Israeli hero?
    First published 17:09 14.09.09 | Last updated 17:41 14.09.09
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