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Hip Cynics for Export

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/hip_cynics_for_export_20060407

In Israel, no one wants to be a friar -- a sucker, a patsy, a flunky, a tool. It's the Israeli equivalent of the Chinese never wanting to lose face. And in Israel, this primary motivation explains much of the country's machismo -- and perhaps even its political situation.

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