Sometimes much good comes from sending columnists overseas. Krauthammer reports from Jerusalem.
Terrorism changes people’s lives. But the real test of terrorism’s success is whether it changes their politics. In that sense, Palestinian terrorism has been counterproductive. Not everyone likes Ariel Sharon, but most everyone agrees with the tough military measures he has taken against the Palestinians. Those who do differ complain that he has been too soft.
He also finds that the young are more confident than the old.
What despair there is, I found, tends to be generational. It is the parents who are depressed. The kids — the young people in the army — are defiant