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Max Hastings turns a corner


Max Hastings turns a corner

Is Max writing what Barack Obama would really like to say?

The paradox of Israel's pursuit of might

Forty years ago, I was enraptured by Israel's courageous sense of mission. For me today, as for many, that idealism has palled.

The article in the Guardian is a short version of the first of two lectures by Max in Oxford on 'The Limits of Force in the Middle East'. He's due to give the second, on Iraq and Afghanistan, on May 14