Build Palestine on Realities
Upon my return from Palestine in 1912, I summed up my views in an article “Summa Summarum.” When I then met violent criticism from various sides, I wrote some words to accompany that article as an interpretation of the criticism. I wish to remind the reader of a few of them, because they seem to me timely at present. They read as follows:
There must be a natural relation, a connection of cause and effect, between every aim and the action undertaken to attain it. We must be able to answer the question: How is the objective to be attained by means of our acts? . . . Perhaps someone will ask: Who can predict the future? Is it not possible for quite unforeseeable things to occur and to give a new face to reality? Yes, it is possible. But it is impossible to make that contingency the basis of our method of action. It is no aim for present action, but a dream lying in the future only. (At the Parting of the Ways, Vol. IV., p. 179).
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