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Can't see the wood for the trees.
on December 2, 2017
Browsing through my Kindle, I found I had put this aside about halfway through the third chapter, probably in 2014 when I bought it. I had no recollection of it and so started again and, again, I gave up in the third chapter. The problem is the vast amount of detail given inside so little context. The third chapter should be about the intelligence services' activities during the ending of the Palestine Mandate and foundation of Israel. Instead, it comes across as a (far too condensed) account of Zionist activities against the UK with occasional comment on (principally) MI5's response. This chapter serves neither as a coherent account of MI5's response nor as an analysis of the effectiveness of the Zionist activities. I wanted to see the wood, but all I got was exposure to the trees.