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The Revolt based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is an excellent and enlightening book. Menachem Begin is both warrior and philosopher. Warrior because he lead the Irgun insurgency in Israel and assumed different identities as needed. He was philosopher in that on page 222 a citation from "Herut": .. "The battle went on . . . . It will go down as one of the great battles in our history. The antagonists were not tanks, nor armed forces. They were the two ancient antagonists, who have been fighting since the beginning of time: Truth and Lies." Another example of the Philosopher on page 254, The words of the Irgun soldier who was captured and was being "tried": "That is why I cannot recognise your competence to try me. Because as the ancient Romans ruled: no one can transfer to another more right than he himself possesses. ...(skipping ahead) It is the right of its citizens more, it is their duty, to fight against it and overthrow it." Exerpt from page 290: When Empires are threatened with collapse they are prepared to sacrifice their non-commissioned officers. The author seems to have jumped around to different points in time. This was somewhat difficult to keep up with but not too bad. One helpful tool is to buy a software dictionary such as Merriam Webster Dictionary software for your laptop computer and quickly look up most words that you dont understand.