What rough beast? Israel, anarchy and the shape of chaos

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July 3, 2013 14:08

Special to 'The Jerusalem Post': To survive, the Jewish State will need to exploit whatever pragmatic possibilities might still lie latent in deterrence, war, and diplomacy.




Anti-Morsi protesters in Cairo

Anti-Morsi protesters in Cairo 521. (photo credit: Reuters)

With the steady deterioration of stability in both Egypt and Syria, a word on many observers' minds is Middle Eastern "chaos." Here, however, language must be precise. In the history of world politics, anarchy is actually a very old story. Chaos is not.

Significantly, there is an important difference.

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