Monday, August 01, 2011

The Dream State


I just finished reading "The Moral Lives of Israelis: Reinventing The Dream State", by David Berlin. I recommend it. If you want to get a feel for the craziness - the surrealistic reality - at the heart of the Israeli body politic, the army, the religious right, and the (more and more confused) liberal elites, I recommend this book.

(Though it doesn't predict the current "housing" demonstrations in Israel, the frustration and disappointment displayed therein is presaged in these pages.)

Full disclosure: the author is a friend of mine. But its a good book anyway! A real page turner, yet thought provoking at the same time.

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