By Ben Cohen
Professor of literature at Yale David Bromich gives a deadly accurate analysis of Israel’s coming conundrum:
This deadlock in the middle of apparent victory was inevitable. You
cannot bomb a people into partnership. You cannot obliterate a people
into a just and lasting peace. You cannot drive deep into their
consciousness the knowledge that they are a defeated people and, when
you have finished your education through violence, come to treat them
as moral and political equals with yourself. So Israel is now at a
loss. It cannot see its beginnings in this vision of its triumph.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.