from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Hebrew high priest of the fifth century B.C. who led many Jews back to Jerusalem after their Babylonian exile.
- n. See Table at Bible.
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- proper n. The fifteenth book of the Old Testament and a book of the Hebrew Tanakh.
- proper n. A Jewish high priest from the fifth century.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
- n. an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
Ezra is listening politely and skeptically to the rationalizations offered by Politico.
Even Ezra is being a bit more honest about the realities of this.
“Even Ezra is being a bit more honest about the realities of this.”
But in fact, Ezra is expressing the core belief of those on the left -- that "we" know what's right, but we are thwarted by "they" (they being special interests).
Bernie Farber isn't exactly my best friend either, but the invective that has been flung his way by Ezra is beyond indecent.
Now, the last thing I'd call Ezra is a self-hater.
It seems to me that Ezra is being more than a bit of a self-promoting drama queen in this instance.
Ezra is a personable and engaging young man bursting with vigour and wonderful ideas to shake up the local literary landscape.
What Ezra is complaining about is the need for US foreign policy to be guided by an ethic of responsibility focused on whether or not our actions will, say, lead to massive chaos and bloodshed rather than a focus on “moral clarity” or whether or not our policy proposals are, in some sense, grounded in high ideals.
I think to some extent Ezra is missing the point behind a state based approach which is trial and error.