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How Ben-Gurion Ensured a Government Monopoly on the Use of Force
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How Ben-Gurion Ensured a Government Monopoly on the Use of Force

Ancient Jewish history, with which he was well acquainted, showed what could happen in the absence of a central military command. He made sure it wouldn’t happen again.