[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
In the West, allegiance to the concept of the nation is the bedrock on which society is built. But for Israelis, for Palestinians, and for Lebanese as well - even for the nouveau hippies among them , the family is the cornerstone of society. It is the strength and primary allegiance of all segments of the population, to an extent that cannot be comprehended in the West. Anchor of the young and buoy of the old, the family is the primary forge of political orientation. The family itself is the court of public opinion.
Posted by Daniel on 07.17.2008
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