A labourer works on hanging up a Likud election campaign banner depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his party candidates, in Jerusalem. March 28, 2019 \ AMMAR AWAD/ REUTERS

'If Liberalism Wants to Save Itself, It Needs to Contemplate Suicide'

Why do Israelis act like they're miserable, but report that they're happy? Political scientist and self-styled 'intellectual harasser' Uriel Abulof talks about true freedom – and about how politics can elevate or suppress the human experience

“At the university, people say I’m stuck in adolescence,” says Uriel Abulof, laughing. “Young people read existentialist literature, play Pink Floyd on the guitar, and then they grow up and move on. But I’m...

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