The barbarians at the gate

At the outset of the struggle against the war in Vietnam, a journalist asked a protester demonstrating outside the White House if he really believed he had the power to change America, which overwhelmingly backed the war. “I’m not sure at all if I’ll succeed in changing America,” the man said. “I’m here so that America, the one that supports the war, will not change me.” Which party would such a man vote for tomorrow [in Israel]?

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