Hurley Andrew - One Nation Under Israel


Author : Hurley Andrew
Title : One Nation Under Israel
Year : 1999

Link download : Hurley_Andrew_-_One_Nation_Under_Israel.zip

The March of Folly. IN HER RECENT BOOK entitled The March of Folly, distinguished author-historian, the late Barbara Tuchman, explains what the title of her book is intended to mean: A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless of place or period is the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests. Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity. In this sphere, wisdom, which may be defined as the exercise of judgment acting on experience, common sense, and available information, is less operative and more frustrated than it should be. Why do holders of high office so often act contrary to the way reason points and enlightened self-interest suggests? Why does intelligent mental process seem so often not to function? 1 She defines it as the "pursuit of policy contrary to self-interest." As a classic example, she cites the case of Rehoboam, King of Israel, son of King Solomon, who succeeded to his father's throne in 926 B.C.2 Rehoboam, a headstrong and ambitious ruler, ignored the advice of his father's prudent counselors and provoked the northern ten tribes of Israel into revolt under a new leader, Jeroboam. Only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin stayed loyal to Rehoboam, with the result that the Hebrew kingdom was bitterly divided. The historic rupture never healed; it destroyed forever the unity of Eretz Israel (Land of Israel) and proved a turning point in the political and religious history of the Hebrews. ...

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