Straight Talk

A much-admired fashion has appeared on the scene, a new bon ton. It involves talking straight, pointedly, hurling insults and spewing hatred, depicting everything in black and white. No reasons are given and no data are produced – facts are for weaklings, ignorance is an advantage. The main thing is to speak from one’s gut. “Be Trumps” one can hear these days in ministerial offices in Jerusalem, and this message percolates downward. It can be heard in places ranging from the White House to ...