Opinion: Salman Masalha, 'Why America can't figure out the Middle East' Haaretz Apr. 16, 2015
When you lack history how can you understand societies steeped in the past?Of course some collectors think they can buy that missing history. The problem is many of them do not see the need to avoid taking short cuts while doing so, ignoring the procedure the history-having nations they want to 'share' with them would like them to follow. They resent being asked it seems. When stuff is shared with them, they petulantly demand more, and on their conditions, it seems.