Benjamin Kerstein, my colleague over at The New Ledger, has written a provocative and illuminating essay on some ominous developments in the Middle East. He fears a new intifada — this time launched by Arab-Israelis. He also observes some worrisome trends on the Israeli Right which mirror the radicalism of the Palestinians. Kerstein’s writing ranges ably over the many complexities of the Middle East; “informative” is a description rather inadequate to it. But above all the essay presents a discussion of democratic theory that will probably unsettle readers on all sides of this ancient dispute. I predict that this important report will be either (a) ignored or (b) flippantly dismissed.