The sovereign can no longer say, "You shall think as I do on pain of death;" but he says, "You are free to think differently from me, and to retain your life, your property, and all that you possess; but if such be your determination, you are henceforth an alien among your people."

(Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835)

Monday, 24 May 2010

Israel, South Africa and the Bomb (2)

For those of you that are interested in this issue it's worth reading Julian Borger's commentary. He includes the views of Avner Cohen, which are particularly interesting. For those of you that don't know, Cohen is an Israeli that has written two books on Israel's atomic weapons programme. He has often been critical of Israeli policy so his comments shouldn't be taken as biased.

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