Friday, March 26, 2004

I attended the Israeli Association of Political Science's annual conference today. It was pretty interesting. There was one panel there about whether or not the Israeli democracy is going down the drain. Some said it is, some said it isn't. I think that we're in bad shape, but we haven't reached the point of no return yet. We have to get out of the apathy in our society, which was created in no small part due to the Intifada and the end of the peace process. We need to get rid of some very bad politicians and set standards of accountability. They kept repeating the fact that there's no word in Hebrew for "accountability", the closest terms are responsibility and something that's closer to reporting. Anyway, it's too late at night for me to write more intelligently about the conference, maybe some other time, if I don't forget.

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