Friday, September 21, 2007

Talkbacks on My Altalena Op-ed

If you revisit my JPost op-ed (who have already read it once, yes?), I've left a comment in response to some of the talkbacks there and here it is:-

There is a whole body of literature termed "counterfactual history" or, the "what-if" syndrome. If Lerner had applied himself to portraying Ben-Gurion as bringing on the Altalena more arms, a plan the Irgun suggested to the Hagana months earlier, what would have happened in the war against the Arabs. Now, that's what I call good theater drama. But Lerner is ideological, not an artist. Too bad since he does write well.

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