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I liked a lot your commentary, especially the following part:

Reader comment on item: A Final Reply to Yoram Schweitzer
in response to reader comment: Interesting thoughts Ynnatchkah

Submitted by Ynnatchkah (United States), Aug 16, 2008 at 20:02

I liked a lot your commentary, especially the following part:

"..I still think that Daniel could have focused his criticism on the most important issue, which was the right to comment on Israel, it would just pass this important message better."…

And, I liked it a lot Huck, b/c it reminded me about an outstanding Art History teacher of mine, when exposing the Greek concept of the Man's Beauty and Perfection, in one of his classes. It was about 20 years ago or less.

If I well recall, the Greeks had the concept of a man and a super man, The second was not the ultimate or supreme god, just the most perfect form of man, a man could assume.

If I well recall, he would be about 2.07 m (I guess 6'5") tall and the stairs he would be able to climb would be 51 cm high.

He also would be supreme in intelligence and self control having also perfected the inner characteristics of a human being.

And the Greeks used to "venerate" it so much…so much that I got shock when knowing that the average man in Greece was 1.64 m (5'7" I guess) tall, and has THAT "way" of living in manners- in its daily basis.

Dr. Pipes "image" and people's concepts about him-including me (in the imaginary realm) - brings me these sensations, as if ones that deeply admire him and recognize his supremacy in terms of knowledge and others qualities, simply does not want to consciously accept that he would, instead of just passing well the message, as you said thus exposing the better, that he would act as an average human being….as an average Greek….

Ones when truly admiring him (not venerating) denies it immediately in his/her mind as impossibility, while he – the man- is human….ones has to accept that.

Kol Tov Lekha (lakh), Ve Shavuah Tov ……

< Just Hebrew, I'm NOT religious.>

Please, keep in mind that leftists and liberals are not in my concept the average Greeks in this case, but stay far below.


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