Monday, September 1, 2014

Sam Harris writes about Israel

This is one of the best articles I've read about Israel and the Palestinians, as a half-Jew struggling to find any way to justify what seems unjustifiable, or at least comprehend it. Mind you, Sam Harris wrote this before the latest Israeli land grab was announced. And that certainly seems in every way not only unjustifiable but suicidal. As if this is a country bent on making sure the world responds with hatred. Impossible to understand.

But as I said, this I think is a clear-eyed, intelligent, honest and thoughtful analysis - and we'd expect no less of this well-known philosopher of rational atheism, raised by a secular Jewish mother and Quaker father - to the situation in the Middle East. Highly recommended. His new book, Waking Up: a guide to spirituality without religion, is being released in the fall, and I, for one, will be lining up to read it.

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