Sullivan's reply to Sheleg - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 18.04.10 | 07:56 (IDT)

    The response by Yaacov Sullivan demonstrates why these talkbacks, despite all the noise and nonsense they also generate, are so valuable. Sheleg wrote an original and meaningful piece that makes an important point about the corruption of values in Israeli society in terms of materialism and the corruption of the older collective ideal of contributing to society. (A dilemma of course faced by most western nations but with a peculiar acuity by Israel.) But Sullivan brings it to a yet deeper and more fundamental level by exposing the unexamined laziness in Sheleg's assumptions and the unspoken national ethos underlying them: "occupation, national arrogance, the sense of divine entitlement and exceptionalism." One of the most illuminating talkbacks I've read in a long while.

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    First published 02:41 18.04.10 | Last updated 09:10 18.04.10
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