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Don’t despair: Israel’s not a failure

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Gershom Gorenberg

Gershom Gorenberg

Published: 14 May 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

American Jews shouldn’t be disappointed that Israel’s not a liberal wonderland - Gershom Gorenberg – Moment Magazine May-June 2016
‘I can best define despair in politics as unrealistic pessimism… To bring about political change, you need to keep two conflicting recognitions constantly in mind. One is that it’s urgent. It must happen today, because the situation is intolerable. The other is that transformations require a very long march. When you despair, you exempt yourself from the slog. Declaring that nothing can be done, you stop asking what you can do. You become an unindicted co-conspirator in the status quo.’
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