Essay: The Commission Report: The Law of the Mind

The Israeli Cabinet's overwhelming acceptance of the report of the commission inquiring into the Beirut massacre will prove important to Israel's wellbeing, but the power of the report goes beyond Israel. Whether or not they meant to, the commissioners produced a philosophical document, an expression of moral thought. What the report says, quietly, within its recommendations and explanations, is that there is a truth in human actions both detectable and accountable without confessions or irrefutable evidence—a secret truth—and that in the eyes of both common justice and common sense, this truth...

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