Sunday, February 05, 2006

Does the aura of responsibilty breed pragmatism?

Of course, it all depends on structural constraints, which I will expand on in an article but, ceteris paribus, it is clear that inclusion in governance induces a rejection of ideological rigidity. An earlier article may also be of interest.
The Australian: Hamas's new doctrine: talk to the Jews [February 06, 2006]: "IN the Hamas mosques of Gaza, a new message is being preached, which underscores a creeping, critical shift in thinking.

Friday prayers in the downtown militant stronghold bothered little with the outrage that has consumed the Muslim world over cartoons published in Europe depicting the prophet Mohammed.
Instead, the sermons broadcast from speakers to crowds laying prayer mats on dusty streets addressed a more sensitive issue -- negotiating with Israel. "

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