Saturday, September 26, 2009

Right Vs. Right

Radical journalist I. F. Stone favored the establishment of a Jewish state but hated that it was done at the expense of the Palestinians. In his review of a new biography of Stone, Jonathan Mirsky includes this quote:
For me the Arab-Jewish struggle is a tragedy. The essence of tragedy is the struggle of right against right.... When evil men do evil, their deeds belong to the realm of pathology. But when good men do evil, we confront the essence of human tragedy.

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