If someone were to ask me to explain on one foot the difference between the Left and the Right, this is how I would respond: The difference is in the belief, or in the ability to believe, that despite the natural and eternal powers that dominate us, those that are genetic and those that are geographic, above and beyond all of these, man and the collective not only have the ability to change, but have the desire for true tikkun. Herein lies the basic leftist orientation: the desire to change and the ability to transform oneself. While the right wing will talk about the need to be loyal to our forefathers, the commandment of generations, eternal fate which repeats itself, national mentality; the spiritual Left will talk of freedom from the past, re-examination of our origins, breaking of stereotypes. Zionism has always swung...

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