Sunday, July 1, 2012

Are we or aren't we in favor of this?

Another way of studying history: stealing the documents... Does the end (understanding history better, learning the unknown facts of the past) justify the means (stealing 50,000 documents)? And if the stealing exposes a secret decades-long policy of wreaking havoc and spreading mayhem, even while claiming that the victims are the culprits? Claire Berlinski reviews Pavel Stroilov's upcoming book Behind the Desert Storm, which claims that the motivating force of the Israel-Arab conflict up until the end of the 1980s was Soviet machinations.

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