The Vision Thing

Why do scenarios for a better Middle East—like Yoav Sorek's—tend to succumb to the utopian temptation?

Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia.
Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia.
Response
Sol Stern
March 16 2014

At the end of his provocative essay, Yoav Sorek laments that Israel’s political leaders have lost the ability to “see beyond [their] own horizon”—or “as far as we [Israelis] think they safely could.” He therefore proposes that “we help them envisage, and debate, the better future that might lie ahead.”

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