19. Four Cases - Making Sense Out of Nonsense

  1. James R. Flynn

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314999.ch19

How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World

How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World

How to Cite

Flynn, J. R. (2012) Four Cases - Making Sense Out of Nonsense, in How to Improve Your Mind: Twenty Keys to Unlock the Modern World, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118314999.ch19

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119944768

Online ISBN: 9781118314999

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Keywords:

  • four cases, making sense out of nonsense;
  • nations, relatively blind to their national interest;
  • nations, differing in the lessons they teach;
  • Israel and America, being blinded by self-image;
  • Spain and the Netherlands, an unconditional commitment;
  • Britain and Suez, and money and power;
  • Israel's national interest, why Israel cannot perceive her national interest;
  • Israel and the Arabs, feelings of winning the blaming game;
  • American consciousness, land of Israel as belonging to the Jewish people;
  • American exceptionalism, secure in its own conscience about Israel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Case of Israel

  • Israel's National Interest

  • Israel's Identity

  • The Shadow of the Holocaust

  • Why Does America Support Israel?

  • America's National Interest

  • America's Identity

  • American Exceptionalism

  • Other Lessons from History

  • An Unconditional Commitment: Spain and the Netherlands

  • Money and Power: Britain and Suez

  • An Audit