"In the human world, nothing is fated and nothing is eternal. Change may be unpredictable and surprising, but as long as human beings remain, spontaneity and newness will be part of our world. Our job is to be ready for those rare moments when abnormal variations and unexpected events make it possible to remake our world."

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"It is time to face the fact that there may very well be no realistic political solution to the problems in Israel/Palestine. Despite the unbelievable optimism of technocrats, in spite of modern man’s incredible hubris at his ability to fix any situation with technology, ingenuity, and reason, there are and have always been problems that exceed the grand schemes of human artifice. There are, as little as we like to admit it, times when unreason, distaste, and hatred emerge victorious over reason, love, and friendship."

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