"Every time I read the comments thread on an article about the Israel-Palestine conflict, I regret it. It’s like there’s one sports team on one side called Team Israel, and another team on another side called Team Palestine and you have to support one or the other. Facts or logic don’t play into this; it’s just straight up Yankees-Red Sox or Celtic-Rangers idiocy."

- Neal Ungerleider, after reading the response to Christopher Hitchens’ piece in Slate

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Quotations from On Being taken from what we're thumbing through. Curated by Trent Gilliss.