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    yousefNov 13, 2023 at 8:47 AM

    atop censoring comments

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    AnonymousNov 11, 2023 at 1:04 PM

    Prof. Anderson’s letter makes a lot of assumptions about what “we” do, how “we” think, how “we” ought to behave — indeed, about who “we” even are.

    I’ve noticed that straight, white, Christian men in authority positions do this a lot.

    Ironic that he uses this rhetorical imperialism in the service of telling us how we ought to imagine “the Other.”

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      yousefNov 13, 2023 at 9:40 AM

      racist ad hominem attacks with no substance against someone who at least should start with a presumption of respect. attack his arguments not immutable characteristics of the author.

      Your comment is deplorable.

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    YousefNov 10, 2023 at 1:08 PM

    Interesting take on the conflict. My only issue is your characterization of Israel as occupied Palestinian land. The land was purchased or divided up from the remnants of the Ottoman Empire who chose the wrong side of WW1. The land has exchanged hands countless times over the last few thousand years making a historical claim is not really a defensible position.

    So long as Israel has the power to hold control of the land it is theirs. Hamas is hellbent on the utter annihilation of the state of Israel (read the 1988 charter available on yales website). The people of Gaza (albeit a minority) elected them to represent them and are therefore culpable for actions of that government to a limited extent. I think that extent is the amount of force necessary to remove Hamas from the face of the earth.

    Given their entrenched position that might take quite a bit of force