Failure of Perception and Self-Deception: Israel’s Quest for Peace in the Context of Related Historical Cases
March 15, 2001 | Joel Fishman
An examination of the historical record reveals many examples of failures of perception, and of leaders and governments refusing to integrate compelling information of existential importance. Taking account of new information and responding to changing circumstances is vital to man's relationship with his environment. When a dysfunction in the process of absorbing important new knowledge and correcting mistakes occurs, the faculty of rational judgment may be fatefully impaired.