Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Correction

A terrible error in this passage in my Walzer essay, below:

"Judging from the news reports on the recent Israeli attack, it is true that Hamas did launch rockets against Israel and fought against the invading Israeli army from crowded residential neighborhoods, thereby leaving Israel no choice but to bomb and shell them, causing thousands of civilian casualties."

As written, it says the opposite of what I meant.  In my original draft I said "supposedly" leaving Israel no choice--and somehow the crucial qualifier got lost.  Judging from the news reports on the recent Israeli attack, it is true that Hamas did launch rockets against Israel and fought against the invading Israeli army from crowded residential neighborhoods, thereby leaving Israel no choice but to bomb and shell them, causing thousands of civilian casualties.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the correction, Prof. When I read it, it just did not sound like you.

As for Walzer...he is not even in the same ballpark with you. He's in the minors...