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    • ivo
    • 18.04.10 | 17:15 (IDT)

    yes, israel has undergone a faster transition than other countries, from a buoyant idealism to the abandonment of it & a slide toward hedonism. but then israel is a special & incomparable case in most respects. it's a young country & the rest of the western world was already on that slide long before the 2WW. why does he expect israel to be different? he sees altruism & idealistic values to be on the rise in the west generally & indeed in europe? we're a-l-l sliding towards hedonism, the very way our system works is literally educating a-l-l of us to greed etc. what is the last global economic showdown a sign of in sheleg's view? it's happening everywhere & we in the west are in the center & at the heart of it. w/the only difference that most western countries don't have a reason to continuously keep mourning their fallen in a perpetual struggle for survival, making them ever more, & perilously so, complacent. sheleg better complain about the whole world.

    from the article: The connections between Israeli greed and the existential threat
    First published 02:41 18.04.10 | Last updated 09:10 18.04.10
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