Australian Left Review


Michael Gurdon


To the casual observer, any attempt to understand the Middle East situation and its various manifestations must be akin to being suddenly confronted with a forest, and, overwhelmed by the oppressivness of the whole, being unable to delineate any one particular object within the whole. The value of studying historical trends lies not in the research producing some magic solution, but rather in the provision of knowledge which, in unravelling the background to an issue and in demonstrating reasons for the actions of nations and men, thereby helps to defeat mindless emotion and acquired prejudice.



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