Quotation – transition of effect

“It is often said that when an effective Israeli leader speaks he does so using all three tenses at once: past, present, and future. In doing this he is relating Jewish events in the past to the present [seeking legitimacy] while keeping an eye on the future problems and challenges that lie ahead for the state.”

Why Blame Israel? Neil Lochery (2004) – referencing Ian MacIntyre The Proud Doers: Israel after 20 years (1968)

 

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