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Israel’s Fragile Existence Cont’d

From a reader:

Hey Jonah,

Your argument reminded me of a scene from one of my favorite movies,

“Heat”, where the John Voight character is trying to convince the DeNiro

character to run.  Paraphrasing, he tells DeNiro that he has to be right

all the time.  The cops only have to be right once.  That is the position

that Israel has been in from the beginning.  Sounds pretty fragile to me.


Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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