How to cause violence and knowing it

The London Review of Books publishes a collection of contributors to analyse the crisis in Gaza.

Alastair Crooke, co-founder of Conflicts Forum, argues that the rise of Islamic militancy is worsening thanks to Western barbarity:

At one level Gaza will be seen as a repeat of Algeria. At another, it will speak to wider struggles in the Arab world, where elites favoured by the West soldier on with no real legitimacy, while the weight of support for change builds up. The overhang may persist for a while yet, but a small event could trip the avalanche.