Update: It should be: "About Israel Flying Planes Into Buildings!"
Thursday, September 11, 2008
"We Didn't Worry About Israel Flying Planes Into Us!"
I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I finally have something I want to share. Scott Horton just had debate with Harry Kushner and I only caught the end of it. What I saw was about what I had suspected it would be like. I noticed in his closing remarks that his love for the state of Israel was driven by an explicit desire to remake the world in the image of America. Arthur Silber has discussed how the West in general, and America in particular, sees itself as the ultimate provider of light and truth to the world and that, as such, we are not only entitled but bound to export that vision to the benighted people of the world. Unfortunately, the debate came across as two people with their own truth, and their own facts, attacking one another. It was probably worse for Scott in the eyes of the audience because he relied on second hand sources while Harry was the "expert" speaking with his own knowledge.