Can Jews and Palestinians stop killing each other?

The right answer to the wrong questions posed by Professor Saad

Henryk A. Kowalczyk
9 min readMar 29, 2024

Professor Gad Saad’s questions matter because he specializes in human behavior. He claims to be “a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense.” Idea pathogens are a fancy term for well-sounding infectious falsehoods that poison our minds. Also, Professor Saad has 856,000 followers on X. Recently, he interviewed Elon Musk, which practically translates to X’s promoting his views.

His recent book tells us “The Saad Truth about Happiness.” His questions posted on X are about the current Israeli-Palestinian war. However, the happiness of Palestinians is not Professor Saad’s objective. It is the opposite; he challenges “the folks who state that Israel has retaliated in a too forceful manner.” He asks us to “agree that Israel has a right to retaliate in order to eradicate all of Hamas.” Then, he asks, “How should they have gone about it differently?” He adds a professorial hubris: “Be specific and share as many details as possible.”

So, let us look at the idea pathogens that have destroyed “logic, science, reason, and common sense” in Professor Saad’s take on this war.

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Henryk A. Kowalczyk

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