If there's one topic that prudent
writers avoid, it's that which might incite extremists on either pole of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In fact, I'm almost nervous to call anyone an extremist
- even anonymously; no doubt I'll be getting emails from both sides accusing me
of sleeping with the enemy.
But while I might keep my own
conflicting, tragically uninformed, shifting opinions on this subject to
myself, that doesn't mean I’m not entertained by the stubborn, often asinine
ramblings of message board polemicists.
Right now, as you do something
constructive with your time, there are dozens of Boston.com readers whipping up
agitated comments attacking or defending Jeff Jacoby’s latest column, “The
The way their hollerings read,
it’s clear that some of these folks actually believe they can change the mind
of foes across the ideological aisle. CLICK HERE for the mad infallible
mutterings of New England’s leading Middle East
scholars. Just beware - some are longer than the column that inspired them.