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             (or at your option a greater version).
         </para>
             A member of the terrorist organisation “The Organisation” gets
             up in the morning, goes to his post and quits. But before he
             leaves he makes a suggestion that causes his former comrades to
-            fight each other to the death. Join the now ex-Member of the
-            Organisation as he embarks on an ego-trip, where he tries to
-            prove that A can in fact be non-A, regardless of what Aristotle
+            fight each other to the death. Join the now ex‐Member of the
+            Organisation as he embarks on an egotrip, where he tries to
+            prove that A can in fact be non‐A, regardless of what Aristotle
             could differ.
         </para>
 
 </preface>
     <chapter xml:id="gone_without_a_trace">
         <info><title>Gone Without a Trace</title></info>
-  <para>I woke up in the morning and went to the post. It was a bright day at the beginning of spring. When I walked down the road that leads to the post, I enjoyed the lively green of the field, before the summer shows its marks. Flowers bloomed there in the colours of white, yellow and violet and I could hear the squeak of the birds that resided on the trees and woke up before morning. Drops of dew shined on the shrubs and flowers, and the ground was still moist from the rain that had fallen there a day before. The sun just began to shine and in the sky there was a war between the light-blue shade brought by the sun and the dark red of the night.</para>
+  <para>I woke up in the morning and went to the post. It was a bright day at the beginning of spring. When I walked down the road that leads to the post, I enjoyed the lively green of the field, before the summer shows its marks. Flowers bloomed there in the colours of white, yellow and violet and I could hear the squeak of the birds that resided on the trees and woke up before morning. Drops of dew shined on the shrubs and flowers, and the ground was still moist from the rain that had fallen there a day before. The sun just began to shine and in the sky there was a war between the light‐blue shade brought by the sun and the dark red of the night.</para>
   <para>In my opinion, it was a perfect day to launch missiles at the Enemy’s soldiers. However, that was not what I intended to do that day.</para>
   <para>As I came near the post, I saw from afar that two of my comrades were oiling one of the mortars that were in the possession of my post. They were so busy that they did not notice me until they heard me say “Good Morning.” to them.</para>
   <para>“Good morning, the Member of the Organisation.”, they replied while turning to see me. “How’s it going?”, added one of them.</para>
   <para>After I started filling it, I said to him: “About the salary you paid me…”</para>
   <para>“Forget it!”, the commander said and continued, “During your service in the Organisation, you’ve done a great service to your people and your country. You have earned your pay, even if not honestly, and we thank you that you have joined our ranks at all in the first place. I just hope that during your civil life, you will continue to maintain the spirit of the organisation and its philosophy.”</para>
   <para>“I’ll do my best, sir.” I told him hastily while I signed it. Then I rose up and we shook hands. I thought a little about what the commander just said, and then recalled something and sat down. “Look, it may no longer be so relevant…”, I said to him “…but I’ve been a member of the Organisation for two years, and nobody ever told me what the philosophy of the Organisation was. What is it, really?”</para>
-  <para>“Ah… the philosophy? I am surprised that it hadn’t been presented to you yet. In any case, I’d be happy to give you an answer, the ex-Member of the Organisation. Now, how should I start? Oh, I know. So here goes:</para>
+  <para>“Ah… the philosophy? I am surprised that it hadn’t been presented to you yet. In any case, I’d be happy to give you an answer, the ex‐Member of the Organisation. Now, how should I start? Oh, I know. So here goes:</para>
   <para>The philosophy of the Organisation is very simple: our goal is to fight the Enemy with all our power. It is a holy war of our people against that criminal nation, and even though the well being of our people and its future are not at stake, it’s a war of the utmost importance. At least according to what we are told all the time, or that we keep telling each other.</para>
   <para>We must sacrifice everything in order to achieve this purpose by our struggle with the Enemy, even the lives of the members of our people, which for their interest we are acting in the first place. And we have indeed done it successfully, and when I look back I realise one thing: we have been doing it and we are still doing it, despite all the difficulties. True – we had some difficult times. But they were nothing compared to the almost impossible times, which we usually have to operate in.</para>
   <para>However, since we began fighting the Enemy, we’ve noticed the existence of a major obstacle that hinders us. Actually it’s not a physical obstacle but a metaphysical and abstract term, and as such is supposed to be of no significance. Yet, the popularity of this term made dealing with it an inevitable fact. My friend, even if we had accepted a very mild interpretation of it, we would have found ourselves bounded by all sorts of invisible and impractical rules; we would have been in infinite conflicts and on top of all, the ambition of our soldiers to fight would have declined enormously. This term is ‘Morality’. </para>
   <para>“Wait a second!” I interrupted him, “Are you referring to the assumption that the ends justify the means?”</para>
   <para>“Yes! Yes!” said the commander excitedly. “To that precisely. In any case, accepting this equation places us in a dilemma. The reason for that is that it’s a complete contradiction of Aristotle’s famous treatise ‘Organum’ which states, among else, that: </para>
   <para>1. A is A.</para>
-  <para>2. A is not not-A. </para>
+  <para>2. A is not notA. </para>
   <para>Thus, we fully deny the <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>, or at least don’t view it as indispensable.”</para>
-  <para>“In that case, it is excellent.”, I said to him. “I read the <emphasis>Organum</emphasis> of Aristotle and although it is a very interesting document in the field of pure logic, I must say that I also had doubts about it. I’m very glad that the Organisation rejects it, because in my opinion this fact may facilitate its activity considerably. For instance, if A could be not-A then because the members of the Organisation are not the soldiers of the Enemy, they can in-fact be its soldiers. In my opinion, if you kill each other, you can save a lot of resources, because the Enemy would be right within your reach. Plus, there will not be a risk of any casualties, since all the men that can possibly get hurt will belong to the Enemy’s forces. The element of members risking their lives while infiltrating the Enemy’s lines will not exist either, nor will the possibility of the Enemy bombarding you.”</para>
-  <para>“Amazing!”, cried the commander as he stood up in excitement. “Why didn’t I think of that before? I’ll make sure your proposal is implemented right away, and I’ll inform all the other posts and the Organisation’s headquarters about it. It will be a turn-point in our war against the Enemy. I thank you, the ex-Member, you have definitely enlightened me.”</para>
+  <para>“In that case, it is excellent.”, I said to him. “I read the <emphasis>Organum</emphasis> of Aristotle and although it is a very interesting document in the field of pure logic, I must say that I also had doubts about it. I’m very glad that the Organisation rejects it, because in my opinion this fact may facilitate its activity considerably. For instance, if A could be not‐A then because the members of the Organisation are not the soldiers of the Enemy, they can in fact be its soldiers. In my opinion, if you kill each other, you can save a lot of resources, because the Enemy would be right within your reach. Plus, there will not be a risk of any casualties, since all the men that can possibly get hurt will belong to the Enemy’s forces. The element of members risking their lives while infiltrating the Enemy’s lines will not exist either, nor will the possibility of the Enemy bombarding you.”</para>
+  <para>“Amazing!”, cried the commander as he stood up in excitement. “Why didn’t I think of that before? I’ll make sure your proposal is implemented right away, and I’ll inform all the other posts and the Organisation’s headquarters about it. It will be a turn‐point in our war against the Enemy. I thank you, the ex‐Member, you have definitely enlightened me.”</para>
   <para>“The pleasure is all mine, sir. Bye!”, I told him while rising from my chair.</para>
   <para>”Good bye to you, too.”, he said while barely interrupting the arrangements he started in order to implement my proposal.</para>
   <para>I left the room and then spent some time at the rest of the post. I parted from the other members and also found the other member that resigned that day. I suggested to him that we’ll go back together, and we indeed left the post’s yard and started walking on the path that lead back to the village.</para>
   <para>We started chatting, but it was not five minutes before we heard a sound of an explosion coming from the post, just as we climbed a hill that overlooked it. We turned around and watched in terror how the members of the Organisation kill each other. They split into two opposing sides and fought each other to the knife with every weapon in the post: guns, grenades, mortars, bombs. They even blew up the missile storage.</para>
-  <para>At the end, only one member was left alive, and he stood on the roof of the post’s ruin and jumped happily while holding his machine-gun over his head. Then, the commander came out of his room and shot him three times at the stomach using a pistol. The member fell to the ground, dead. </para>
+  <para>At the end, only one member was left alive, and he stood on the roof of the post’s ruin and jumped happily while holding his machine gun over his head. Then, the commander came out of his room and shot him three times at the stomach using a pistol. The member fell to the ground, dead. </para>
   <para>The commander returned his pistol to its sheath, and went back into his office. We heard him write something on his typewriter, and when he exited he placed a letter into the mailbox of the post. We assumed it was a report, intended for the Organisation’s headquarters, regarding the successful operation we had just witnessed. After he put the letter in the mailbox, he turned towards his office while rubbing his hands. Afterwards, he took out his pistol, turned around and shot a bullet at his head.</para>
-  <para>After the other ex-Member and I witnessed all this, we shrugged, turned around and continued to walk towards the village.</para>
+  <para>After the other exMember and I witnessed all this, we shrugged, turned around and continued to walk towards the village.</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="return_from_the_cold">
       <info><title>The Terrorist that Returned from the Cold</title></info>
-  <para>After we arrived at the village, we parted and each one of us returned to his house. It was approximately 7 am, when I opened the door of mine. No one was in the living room, so I sat on the coach, took off my shoes and, as I was used to, placed my feet on the table. Then I remembered that such an action was not appropriate for someone who lives in the house, so I took my feet off the table, put my shoes back on, and placed my feet back on the table.</para>
+  <para>After we arrived at the village, we parted and each one of us returned to his house. It was approximately 7 am, when I opened the door of mine. No one was in the living room, so I sat on the coach, took off my shoes and, as I was used to, placed my feet on the table. Then I remembered that this was not appropriate for someone who lives in the house, so I took my feet off the table, put my shoes back on, and placed my feet back on the table.</para>
   <para>I started to hum a popular tune, like I used to do many times after I returned home after an exhausting day of work at the Organisation. I must note that despite my extraordinary intelligence, even I sometimes forget stuff. In this case I forgot that during the previous times, I returned home only during the evenings. </para>
   <para>A few seconds after I started to sing, I heard some noise from the adjacent room and then several whispers, which seemed like they were coming from the direction of the corridor.</para>
-  <para>“Why, the hell, are you making noise now?!”, shouted in whisper a feminine voice, that I recognised as the voice of my younger sister.</para>
+  <para>“Why the hell are you making noise now?!”, shouted in whisper a feminine voice, that I recognised as the voice of my younger sister.</para>
   <para>“I’m making noise? I was sleeping like a baby. You were the one who made the noise!” my brother, who is younger than she is, replied to her.</para>
   <para>“And you think that I wasn’t sleeping? I don’t know, maybe you talk while being asleep.”</para>
   <para>“How do you know that you don’t talk in your sleep?”</para>
   <para>“Stop it, will you? I made the noise.”, I shouted towards them in whisper, “And come to talk here, so you won’t wake up Mom by mistake.”</para>
   <para>I saw my two younger siblings hesitantly take a look at the sofa from the opening of the corridor. When they saw it was I, they looked at each other and then looked back at me. “The Member, why are you back home at such an hour?”, my sister asked in a surprised manner.</para>
-  <para>“The ex-Member.”, I corrected her.</para>
+  <para>“The exMember.”, I corrected her.</para>
   <para>“Oh… you quit? That explains it. Well, on a normal condition I would have congratulated you. If a congratulation is suitable after a resignation. In any case, I’m too tired to think and I want to go back to bed.” and so they both returned as they came.</para>
   <para>A little later that morning, the whole family (including me) sat down near the dining table to eat breakfast. “Can someone pass me the butter?”, I asked a short time after the meal had begun.</para>
   <para>“There you go,”, my mother told me while she was passing the butter and putting it on my side. “I understood you resigned from the Organisation.”</para>
   <para>“Very good.”</para>
   <para>After we finished breakfast, I went out of the house and went to the other villagers to look for a job. The first one I approached was a farmer that lived several houses away from us. When I reached him, I saw that he was doing some work in his crop field. “Good morning!”, I told him as I approached him.</para>
   <para>“Good morning, the Member of the Organisation”, he answered me.</para>
-  <para>“Actually, it’s the ex-Member, and that’s the reason why I turn to you right now. You see: I’m looking for a job.”</para>
+  <para>“Actually, it’s the exMember, and that’s the reason why I turn to you right now. You see: I’m looking for a job.”</para>
   <para>“I am very sorry, I would love to offer you a job, but my business has not been very good lately. Because of the Enemy, of course.”</para>
   <para>“But Sir, not a single missile that the Enemy shot on this village had ever hit your land or even fell close to it.”</para>
   <para>“Nevertheless, the noises that the missiles generated caused the crops not to grow properly.”</para>
   <para>“But according to my knowledge in acoustics, the resonance of the seeds is far higher than the frequency…”</para>
-  <para>“What difference does it make? In any case, the Enemy is responsible for everything.”</para>
+  <para>“What difference does it make? The Enemy is responsible for everything, any way you look at it.”</para>
   <para>“I see. Have a good day.”</para>
   <para>“Yes. And in any case, good luck to you in finding a job.”</para>
   <para>I went to another farmer, who lived even farther from my home. When I reached him he was also busy taking care of his field. “Good morning, the Member!” he greeted me as he noticed me approaching him.</para>
   <para>“But the last missile which the Enemy fired and which hit your land was 7 years ago.”</para>
   <para>“Still, the explosives remained in the soil.”</para>
   <para>“I’m afraid I disagree. The amount of work you put into removing them, not to mention the erosion during all that time, were supposed to leave only a minute amount of them in the field, if at all. And besides, there is no indication that harvest that grows on a field with a small amount of them will not grow normally.”</para>
-  <para>“Never mind. I still think that there was a long-term effect.”</para>
+  <para>“Never mind. I still think that there was a long term effect.”</para>
   <para>“Okay. I’ll try someplace else. Bye!”</para>
   <para>“Good bye to you too.”</para>
   <para> And so I went to look for a job at the village’s grocery. I had to stand in line and when my turn cam the grocer said to me: “Good day to you! We don’t see you around here often since you joined the Organisation.”</para>
   <para>“Actually, I quit this very day. I was wondering if you have any job for me.”</para>
   <para>“Thanks to your wonderful organisation I don’t. Do you remember that, three weeks ago, the post next to the neighbouring village tried to fire a missile at one of the Enemy’s posts but instead it hit this grocery store by accident? The missile ruined half of the ceiling and reaped a large hole in the west wall. The renovations here cost me a fortune, and although I could really use some help here, I really don’t have the money for a worker’s wage. Maybe some other time.”</para>
   <para>“That does it!”, I thought to myself. I had to react to such a crime against logic. “Sir, ”, I said to him firmly, “I’ve heard some rather weak excuses for a weak financial status today that I decided to keep silent about, but I’m not ready to simply resume my daily agenda after such a poor excuse.</para>
-  <para>If your business is in bad shape, try to find out what you didn’t do well and don’t blame someone else. This excuse is non-factual, not to the point, inconsistent and simply unconvincing. Even a bad politician would not have used an excuse like that.</para>
+  <para>If your business is in bad shape, try to find out what you didn’t do well and don’t blame someone else. This excuse is non‐factual, not to the point, inconsistent and simply unconvincing. Even a bad politician would not have used an excuse like that.</para>
   <para>Even if you had a job to offer me, I wouldn’t agree to work for you. Have a good day. Maybe I’ll come back in the evening, hear from you what happened to you today, and then I’ll be able give you another ten excuses why your financial state is bad recently. And believe me that all of them will be better than the one you gave me this instant!”</para>
-  <para>And so I left the place in anger. A complete lack of reason is always an irritating thing, not to mention that there was a personal insult involved in it too.</para>
+  <para>And so I left the place in anger. A complete lack of reason is always an irritating thing, not to mention that there was a personal insult involved in it as well.</para>
   <para>After I went out, I noticed that there were a senior mature officer and a group of soldiers from the Occupier’s army standing at the end of the street. It seemed to me like they were asking the residents of the village something, and then I saw that one farmer pointed straight at me in answer to their questions, and that they started walking towards me.</para>
-  <para>The Enemy holds a small part of our country, which is close to its border, claiming that it needs it to protect his border settlements. The Occupier, on the other hand, holds half the nation directly, and in the other half rules a government that it assigned and supervises. Hence, the men of the Occupier’s army can do within my country as they please.</para>
-  <para>In any case, after the group of soldiers got close enough to me, the officer spoke to me and asked: “Are you the ex-Member of the Organisation?”</para>
+  <para>The Enemy holds a small part of our country, which is close to its border, claiming that it needs it to protect his border settlements. The Occupier, on the other hand, holds half the nation directly, and the other half of my country is ruled by a government that it assigned and supervises. Hence, the men of the Occupier’s army can do within my country as they please.</para>
+  <para>In any case, after the group of soldiers got close enough to me, the officer spoke to me and asked: “Are you the ex‐Member of the Organisation?”</para>
   <para>“In the flesh.” I answered.</para>
-  <para>“In that case, we have a few questions to ask you. The post in which you served was found today in an almost-destroyed state, and most of its members were lying around killed. Do you know anything of the post’s destruction?”</para>
+  <para>“In that case, we have a few questions to ask you. The post in which you served was found today in an almost destroyed state, and most of its members were lying around killed. Do you know anything of the post’s destruction?”</para>
   <para>“Yes, what do you want to know?”</para>
   <para>“For instance, what caused its destruction and the murder of all the members of the Organisation that served in it. One of our investigators claims that all evidence point to the fact that they fought each other, yet we thought it was very inconceivable.”</para>
-  <para>“Actually, it’s very conceivable. It was a constructive outcome of my efficiency-improving proposal.”, and I went on to tell him the rest of the story.</para>
+  <para>“Actually, it’s very conceivable. It was a constructive outcome of my efficiency improving proposal.”, and I went on to tell him the rest of the story.</para>
   <para>“But it makes no sense.” cried the commander.</para>
   <para>“Look,” I replied “You must understand that for every logical claim you can think of there’s an opposite claim which is not logical. The conclusion is that half of the claims in the world are illogical. You should probably encounter them every day.</para>
   <para>Let me give you an example: principally speaking, is it moral that another people, say the Enemy, will hold and tyrannise the country of another people, say the Occupier?”</para>
   <para>Headquarters of the Supporter’s Military </para>
   <para>The Capital City</para>
   <para>State of the Supporter</para>
-  <para>ATTN: The ex-Member of the Organisation.</para>
+  <para>ATTN: The exMember of the Organisation.</para>
   <para>RE: Summoning for Questioning and Consultation</para>
-  <para>Dear ex-Member of the Organisation,</para>
-  <para>As a result of your proposal, the Organisation stands in one of the most severe crises in its entire existence. We would like to summon you to our meeting, so we can all discuss your proposal and the consequences of its execution. Although we cannot force you to come, we must mention that it is your duty as an ex-member of our organisation, according to the Organisation code, which you took upon yourself to follow.</para>
+  <para>Dear ex‐Member of the Organisation,</para>
+  <para>As a result of your proposal, the Organisation stands in one of the most severe crises in its entire existence. We would like to summon you to our meeting, so we can all discuss your proposal and the consequences of its execution. Although we cannot force you to come, we must mention that it is your duty as an ex‐member of our organisation, according to the Organisation code, which you took upon yourself to follow.</para>
   <para>The government of the Supporter will finance your travel, and you will be able to leave tomorrow morning. We would like to inform you of the following facts: we cannot assure your safety during this travel. Furthermore, despite your long service at the Organisation and your constructive proposal, we cannot say, wholeheartedly or halfheartedly, that we wish to protect your safety. Likewise, we cannot guarantee that we would not take actions that may harm you, indirectly or in a direct manner.</para>
   <para>We hope to see you here very soon.</para>
   <para>Head of the Department of External Security of the Supporter’s Military</para>
       <info><title>Crying Wolf.</title></info>
   <para>The flight lasted only two hours, and the aeroplane landed at an airport near the capital city of the Supporter. A car of the Supporter’s army waited for me there, and it drove me to the chief headquarters of the military. On the way, I had the chance to watch the view around the car.</para>
   <para>The Supporter Country belongs to the same part of the world as my country, but because they have an even greater talent of causing the other part of the world to hate them, I realise that the economical state of things I saw outside the car was even worse than that of my country. Poverty and hunger were seen almost everywhere.</para>
-  <para>After a while, the car stopped in front of the headquarters’ building, and then they instructed me to exit the car. Two soldiers entered the building with me, and led me through several corridors until I arrived at a door that opened to a room. Inside the room was a long and large-size table, and around it sat senior officers as well as a number of men wearing civil clothes. At the head of the table sat a very senior officer with a stern and grave appearance. I assumed it was the head of the department of external security, who sent me the telegram. The soldiers sat me in a seat far from him, and then left the room and locked the door. It was probably a confidential meeting.</para>
-  <para>After a few seconds, the senior officer started to speak: “I’m glad you agreed to come here, the ex-Member, because at the moment, we find ourselves in a very grave situation because of you. For years, the Organisation has operated with an extraordinary efficiency and methodology. As a matter of fact, it was one of our most efficient weapons for venting our anger against the Enemy. But now, you, you alone, have cast a heavy shadow on its future. </para>
+  <para>After a while, the car stopped in front of the headquarters’ building, and then they instructed me to exit the car. Two soldiers entered the building with me, and led me through several corridors until I arrived at a door that opened to a room. Inside the room was a long and large table , and around it sat senior officers as well as a number of men wearing civil clothes. At the head of the table sat a very senior officer with a stern and grave appearance. I assumed it was the head of the department of external security, who sent me the telegram. The soldiers sat me in a seat far from him, and then left the room and locked the door. It was probably a confidential meeting.</para>
+  <para>After a few seconds, the senior officer started to speak: “I’m glad you agreed to come here, the ex‐Member, because at the moment, we find ourselves in a very grave situation because of you. For years, the Organisation has operated with an extraordinary efficiency and methodology. As a matter of fact, it was one of our most efficient weapons for venting our anger against the Enemy. But now, you, you alone, have cast a heavy shadow on its future. </para>
   <para>I’m afraid that unless you find a way to work around your proposal, then the results will be catastrophic: not only for the Organisation but for all our other projects around the world, that are a model for harmfully and irrationally unloading bad feelings. Moreover, I’m afraid the proposal you suggested would have some consequences to our very reign here!</para>
-  <para>So, the ex-Member, what do you have to say about it?”</para>
+  <para>So, the exMember, what do you have to say about it?”</para>
   <para>“Look, ” I addressed him, “I take full responsibility over the proposal I gave you and its consequences. In my opinion, it is an excellent one, but since you, for some reason, don’t seem to also think so, I could help you find a way to bypass it. The first option is simply to accept Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>.”</para>
-  <para>“I’m afraid it is impossible. It contradicts our law-book.”</para>
-  <para>“Can I take a look at your law-book?”</para>
-  <para>“Certainly.” And he ordered one of the other officers to fetch me their law-book. I opened the book and saw that the first act read as follows: </para>
-  <para>“1. The assumption that ‘A is A and that A is not not-A’ is not necessarily true. (or maybe untrue)”</para>
-  <para>“Why can’t you change the law-book?” I asked him.</para>
-  <para>“Because then we will have to accept the fact that there’s morality in the world. Then, according to the forbidden books No. 34 and 139, which are evil and unholy writings, but correct in every word, we would be unable to kill people unless for self-defence. It is hard for me to believe that the Enemy will independently attack the Organisation’s soldiers, if it knows that they have no intention to independently attack it.”</para>
+  <para>“I’m afraid it is impossible. It contradicts our law book.”</para>
+  <para>“Can I take a look at your law book?”</para>
+  <para>“Certainly.” And he ordered one of the other officers to fetch me their law book. I opened the book and saw that the first act read as follows: </para>
+  <para>“1. The assumption that ‘A is A and that A is not not‐A’ is not necessarily true. (or maybe untrue)”</para>
+  <para>“Why can’t you change the law book?” I asked him.</para>
+  <para>“Because then we will have to accept the fact that there’s morality in the world. Then, according to the forbidden books No. 34 and 139, which are evil and unholy writings, but correct in every word, we would be unable to kill people unless for self‐defence. It is hard for me to believe that the Enemy will independently attack the Organisation’s soldiers, if it knows that they have no intention to independently attack it.”</para>
   <para>“I understand. But if I study the writings you mentioned, I believe I can find there something that will allow such action, because I have an extraordinary talent to find faults in a written material. In fact, I contemplated becoming a lawyer, but I eventually preferred to join the Organisation. It was more satisfying to do so.”</para>
   <para>“From the mental aspect?”, one of the less prominent officers asked me.</para>
   <para>“No, from the physical aspect. I caused more damage this way.”</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="shield_of_democracy">
       <info><title>An Encounter with the Shield of Democracy</title></info>
-  <para>They gave me a ride to the airport where I boarded the first plane that flew back to my country. I arrived home at night-time, after I took the car ride from the airport back to the village. Since nobody was awake except my father, I immediately went to sleep. I assumed I could wait until tomorrow to tell my experiences from the trip.</para>
-  <para>At eight o’clock, I was awaken by an increasing noise that I managed to identify as that of vehicles, as well as of talking and adjustment of recording and broadcasting equipment. When I went outside I saw that all the field outside the village was full with broadcasting-vehicles of various media networks. According to the emblems on the vehicles, I recognised that most of them belonged to companies from the other part of the world. A large number of reporters, interviewers, camera-men and technicians stood outside the vehicles and prepared themselves for broadcasting. The whole place was abuzz.</para>
+  <para>They gave me a ride to the airport where I boarded the first plane that flew back to my country. I arrived home at night‐time, after I took the car ride from the airport back to the village. Since nobody was awake except my father, I immediately went to sleep. I assumed I could wait until tomorrow to tell my experiences from the trip.</para>
+  <para>At eight o’clock, I was awaken by an increasing noise that I managed to identify as that of vehicles, as well as of talking and adjustment of recording and broadcasting equipment. When I went outside I saw that all the field outside the village was full with broadcasting vehicles of various media networks. According to the emblems on the vehicles, I recognised that most of them belonged to companies from the other part of the world. A large number of reporters, interviewers, cameramen and technicians stood outside the vehicles and prepared themselves for broadcasting. The whole place was abuzz.</para>
   <para>I pondered what was the reason for that commotion. After a short moment of thought I rejected the possibility that they came to report about the recent birth of our village head’s youngest son, and assumed they were looking for me. I immediately became fearful that the amplification of the electromagnetic activity, that was caused by the crowding of the broadcasting vehicles and radio equipment at the place, will cause another decline in the crops’ measures. This in turn will make it even harder for me to begin working again. Thus, I decided to make them leave as soon as possible.</para>
-  <para>After I returned to the house, got dressed and went out,  I approached one of the teams which belonged to a prominent channel in one of the countries of the other part of the world. The reporter there was about to start broadcasting and another woman from the team helped her arrange her look before she gets on-air. When I passed by them, the reporter sprang towards me and asked: “Sir, I assume you come from this village. Have you seen the ex-Member of the Organisation lately?”</para>
+  <para>After I returned to the house, got dressed and went out,  I approached one of the teams which belonged to a prominent channel in one of the countries of the other part of the world. The reporter there was about to start broadcasting and another woman from the team helped her arrange her look before she gets on air. When I passed by them, the reporter sprang towards me and asked: “Sir, I assume you come from this village. Have you seen the ex‐Member of the Organisation lately?”</para>
   <para>“I haven’t seen him since the last time I looked at the mirror.”, I answered.</para>
-  <para>Then her eyes lighted, the cameraman started taping us and all the crew members turned to look at me. “So you are the ex-Member?” she asked.</para>
+  <para>Then her eyes lighted, the cameraman started taping us and all the crew members turned to look at me. “So you are the ex‐Member?” she asked.</para>
   <para>“I wouldn’t have deduced it from what I said.”</para>
   <para>“I don’t understand.”, she said while looking a bit puzzled.</para>
-  <para>“Over 99.9% of the world population have never seen the ex-Member, much less since the last time they looked at a mirror. Most of the people that did see him, have looked at a mirror since then. Moreover, a large part of the people that routinely see him, tend to look at the mirror every morning in order to dress and comb themselves, and probably didn’t see him yet.”</para>
-  <para>Some of the crew members lowered their hand to indicate their desperation from me, and turned their looks away, but the interviewer still continued to interrogate me. “Nevertheless, are you the ex-Member of the Organisation?”</para>
+  <para>“Over 99.9% of the world population have never seen the ex‐Member, much less since the last time they looked at a mirror. Most of the people that did see him, have looked at a mirror since then. Moreover, a large part of the people that routinely see him, tend to look at the mirror every morning in order to dress and comb themselves, and probably didn’t see him yet.”</para>
+  <para>Some of the crew members lowered their hand to indicate their desperation from me, and turned their looks away, but the interviewer still continued to interrogate me. “Nevertheless, are you the ex‐Member of the Organisation?”</para>
   <para>“Hmmm… now that I think about it: yes.”</para>
   <para>Immediately, all the crew members whispered my name to one another and concentrated around me. The rumour quickly passed on to other crews and very quickly a large crowd of reporters, cameraman, recorders and broadcasters gathered in a large semicircle around me.</para>
   <para>They immediately started to ask me questions at a dazzling rate:</para>
-  <para>“The ex-Member, do you think the Organisation will accept your proposal?”</para>
-  <para>“The ex-Member, why did you decide to go to the State of the Supporter?”</para>
-  <para>“The ex-Member, what will become of the Organisation?”</para>
-  <para>“The ex-Member, what do you think about the situation that prevails in this region?”</para>
+  <para>“The ex‐Member, do you think the Organisation will accept your proposal?”</para>
+  <para>“The ex‐Member, why did you decide to go to the State of the Supporter?”</para>
+  <para>“The ex‐Member, what will become of the Organisation?”</para>
+  <para>“The ex‐Member, what do you think about the situation that prevails in this region?”</para>
   <para>I raised my hand to silence them, and after a few minutes they all silenced. “I’m sorry that you had to travel until here,” I said, “but I’m not ready to answer your questions at the moment.”</para>
   <para>Some of them seemed a bit overwhelmed from the answer. “Wait a second,”, asked a young reporter, “will you be willing to answer some questions in the future?”</para>
   <para>“There is a possibility that I will.” I answered him.</para>
   <para>“Yes.”</para>
   <para>Silence prevailed. “Wait, wait, wait, ” another journalist said, “are you implying that you want money for an interview?”</para>
   <para>“Yes! That’s exactly what I meant.”</para>
-  <para>“Ahh-ha.” The journalists began to disperse and each one returned to his broadcasting vehicle and I saw that they try to contact their news corporations’. Eventually they all left the place, which created a serious traffic jam at the way out of the village for a long time.</para>
-  <para>I went back home and ate breakfast. I spent the morning searching for a job in the vicinity of my home, and again was not able to find anything. When I returned home for lunch, my young sister sat in the living room and prepared her homework. “The ex-Member,  I prepared a list of broadcasting networks that propose to pay you for an interview. It is over there, on the table.”, she said all of a sudden, and then returned to prepare her home exercises.</para>
+  <para>“Ahh ha.” The journalists began to disperse and each one returned to his broadcasting vehicle and I saw that they try to contact their news corporations’. Eventually they all left the place, which created a serious traffic jam at the way out of the village for a long time.</para>
+  <para>I went back home and ate breakfast. I spent the morning searching for a job in the vicinity of my home, and again was not able to find anything. When I returned home for lunch, my young sister sat in the living room and prepared her homework. “The ex‐Member,  I prepared a list of broadcasting networks that propose to pay you for an interview. It is over there, on the table.”, she said all of a sudden, and then returned to prepare her home exercises.</para>
   <para>I looked at the list, picked up the telephone and dialled the first number of the media corporation. I got a reply after a few seconds:</para>
-  <para>“Hello, I am the ex-Member of the Organisation; you contacted me so I will give you an interview. I want some details about the payment you are offering me.”</para>
+  <para>“Hello, I am the ex‐Member of the Organisation; you contacted me so I will give you an interview. I want some details about the payment you are offering me.”</para>
   <para>“I see.”</para>
   <para>“Yes.”</para>
   <para>“Okay, that sounds rather nice, I’ll call you later and tell you what I decided about it. Good bye.”</para>
   <para>I hanged up the phone and called the next network on the list.</para>
-  <para>“Hello, this is the ex-Member of the Organisation, you contacted me so I’ll give you an interview, and I’d like to enquire about the size of your offer.”</para>
+  <para>“Hello, this is the ex‐Member of the Organisation, you contacted me so I’ll give you an interview, and I’d like to enquire about the size of your offer.”</para>
   <para>“Ahha.”</para>
   <para>“O.K. Maybe you’d like to know that the other company offered me more money.”</para>
   <para>“Yes. Roughly this amount.”</para>
   <para>“Hmmm. Doesn’t sound bad. I’ll call you later to let you know of my decision.”</para>
   <para>I called the third company and again received a better offer. Then I called the first company again and told them about the proposal of the third company. As I expected, they gave me an even better offer.</para>
   <para>And so I went on, for a day and a half, with short discussions with an increasing number of large media networks, and I kept receiving increasing offers of payment for an exclusive interview. In my opinion, it was very sincere of me to tell each company about the offers I received from the others, but for some reason, they didn’t sound too enthusiastic when they realised I was doing it on a regular basis. </para>
-  <para>“Sir, your offer sounds very tempting. In fact, it’s almost as tempting as another offer, which I received a couple of hours ago. Wait a second, are you saying that you have a better offer? Really? Yes, it does sound better. Just give me half-an-hour to consider it. Yes. Yes. Goodbye to you too.”</para>
+  <para>“Sir, your offer sounds very tempting. In fact, it’s almost as tempting as another offer, which I received a couple of hours ago. Wait a second, are you saying that you have a better offer? Really? Yes, it does sound better. Just give me half‐an‐hour to consider it. Yes. Yes. Goodbye to you too.”</para>
   <para>And a few minutes later: “Hello, Madam! I’m glad that I was finely able to reach you. You won’t believe it but I was this close to accepting your offer when the telephone rang, and I was offered an even better one. I’m sorry, but it’s really nothing personal. Really? Let’s see, in comparison to the other offer it’s…”</para>
-  <para>Anyway, I eventually got tired of this multi-sided negotiation, and decided to take the most attractive offer up to then. This offer included a very large amount of money, even relative to what people of the other part of the world are used to. Moreover, it included a flight to one of the big cities there, and an accommodation at a five star hotel, at the expense of the media company of course. There I had to be interviewed at an evening show of one of the most famous hosts in the other part of this world. This was a host of whom I was particularly fond. The main reason for that was that I had never seen any of her shows and so did not change my initial opinion.</para>
+  <para>Anyway, I eventually got tired of this multi‐sided negotiation, and decided to take the most attractive offer up to then. This offer included a very large amount of money, even relative to what people of the other part of the world are used to. Moreover, it included a flight to one of the big cities there, and an accommodation at a five star hotel, at the expense of the media company of course. There I had to be interviewed at an evening show of one of the most famous hosts in the other part of this world. This was a host of whom I was particularly fond. The main reason for that was that I had never seen any of her shows and so did not change my initial opinion.</para>
   <para>So it happened that I had to leave my country for the second time that week. After I packed my belongings, and said goodbye to my family and my neighbours, I went to the airport in a car, which was also prepared and financed by the media company. At the airport I boarded a plane that flew towards the city in which the interview was about to take place.</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="star_is_born">
       <info><title>A Star is Born. Maybe.</title></info>
-  <para>The flight, that lasted 11 hours, exhausted me completely and I was glad that they took me straight to the hotel, where I fell asleep right after lying on the bed. After I woke up at a late hour of the morning, I ordered breakfast, and then decided to go on a half tour-half shopping spree in the city. Even though I was supposed to get most of the money only after the interview, I had a good amount of money that was given to me in advance. The show for which I was going to be interviewed, was scheduled for that night, and I understood that I had very little time for touring and shopping.</para>
+      <para>The flight, that lasted 11 hours, exhausted me completely and I was glad that they took me straight to the hotel, where I fell asleep right after lying on the bed. After I woke up at a late hour of the morning, I ordered breakfast, and then decided to go on a half tour/half shopping spree in the city. Even though I was supposed to get most of the money only after the interview, I had a good amount of money that was given to me in advance. The show for which I was going to be interviewed, was scheduled for that night, and I understood that I had very little time for touring and shopping.</para>
   <para>The tour of the city was very interesting, and I was able to see wealth and luxury that I never had a chance to see, at least not since the time I was a little boy, before my country was torn by guerrilla organisations such as the Organisation. The luxury of the hotel was also way beyond what I was used to in my house, but I was sure that in the other part of the world, most people could not afford themselves such luxury in their houses either.</para>
-  <para>The time passed very quickly and it was time for the interview. Two hours before it was held, they drove me in a limousine to the company’s studios, where the show was shot live. I was brought to the make-up and dressing room where I was fit clothes, had make-up applied to my face, and was prepared the show.</para>
-  <para>In the middle of the applying the make-up, the make-up lady asked me: “Do you feel like you’re ready for the interview?”</para>
+  <para>The time passed very quickly and it was time for the interview. Two hours before it was held, they drove me in a limousine to the company’s studios, where the show was shot live. I was brought to the makeup and dressing room where I was fit clothes, had makeup applied to my face, and was prepared the show.</para>
+  <para>In the middle of the applying the makeup, the makeup lady asked me: “Do you feel like you’re ready for the interview?”</para>
   <para>“I think so.”, I told her.</para>
   <para>“Are you calm and everything?”</para>
   <para>“Yes. Do I have any reason to be nervous?”</para>
   <para>“I hope it will be so, because you probably invested a lot of works in its development.”</para>
   <para>“Yes. Definitely.”</para>
   <para>“That’s all for now, Doctor. I ask you to stay here in the studio to receive our next guest, which many of the viewers waited to see the interview with him impatiently. This is a man who is frighteningly logical. A man, whose actions have implications on the whole world. A media hero, that a week ago no one knew who he was. Is he a hero for a moment, or has a new star been born in the skies of the world’s politics?</para>
-  <para>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the ex-Member of the Organisation!!”</para>
+  <para>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the exMember of the Organisation!!”</para>
   <para>This was my cue to come in, and so I entered the studio to the tempered claps of the audience that sat there. I advanced towards the interviewer, greeted the people who were present, and shook the interviewer’s hand and the hand of the physicist. Right after that, I sat down in the vacant chair next to the physicist. And then the interview began.</para>
-  <para>The interviewer waited for the end of the hand-clapping, while moving her gaze from the audience in the studio to the physicist and me. After silence prevailed, she looked towards me and said: “The ex-Member, I must say we are very happy to have you here on our show. Tell me: how do you feel here, in the other part of the world?”</para>
+  <para>The interviewer waited for the end of the hand clapping, while moving her gaze from the audience in the studio to the physicist and me. After silence prevailed, she looked towards me and said: “The ex‐Member, I must say we are very happy to have you here on our show. Tell me: how do you feel here, in the other part of the world?”</para>
   <para>“Excellent. The conditions are much more comfortable than what I’m usually used to.” I answered.</para>
   <para>“Very well. ”, she said, “Please tell us a bit about your service in the Organisation? How did you feel back then?”</para>
   <para>“Oh, it was definitely an instructive service. However, there was one thing which bothered both me and my late comrades: they kept lecturing to us how bad the Enemy was, and why we must fight it. I think half of our training time was wasted on such lectures. We knew the Enemy was bad, and that was the reason we joined the Organisation in the first place!</para>
-  <para>In my opinion, it was completely unnecessary. Perhaps they thought that without those brain-washes we would have reached the conclusion that there is no rationale behind the activity against the Enemy. Most of us reached that conclusion a few months, if not less, after we joined the Organisation and we still kept fighting. So they didn’t have a reason to go to this length and just bother us.”</para>
+  <para>In my opinion, it was completely unnecessary. Perhaps they thought that without those brainwashes we would have reached the conclusion that there is no rationale behind the activity against the Enemy. Most of us reached that conclusion a few months, if not less, after we joined the Organisation and we still kept fighting. So they didn’t have a reason to go to this length and just bother us.”</para>
   <para>“Yet, you are content with your retirement from the Organisation and with your interesting suggestion for improving the efficiency of its actions?”</para>
   <para>“Of course.”</para>
   <para>“Tell me: do you, personally, hate the Enemy?”</para>
   <para>The interviewer then responded: “I’m sorry, but I don’t understand how it contributes to its validity. Everyone is able to write the world’s biggest nonsense on a note, and yet it will remain illogical and subjective to whoever said it.”</para>
   <para>“Yes, ”, I said, “but this note was printed in eight milliard copies, and thus there’s plenty of it for every man alive, which makes it objective for all practical reasons. You can receive it from the Organisation for free, by enclosing mail payment only. Likewise, you can find it on the Internet in the following address:</para>
   <para>http://www.the-organisation.org/reference/anti-something/Aristotle/Organum/our_philosophy.html.”</para>
-  <para>The interviewer seemed shocked for a moment. Some media experts would claim it was unprofessional, but in my opinion, it was pretty much in place. “Indeed a strong argument, and I’m sure many of the viewers would take your suggestion, and will check the philosophy of the Organisation themselves. Whether they will accept it - that it is a different question.”</para>
+  <para>The interviewer seemed shocked for a moment. Some media experts would claim it was unprofessional, but in my opinion, it was pretty much in place. “Indeed a strong argument, and I’m sure many of the viewers would take your suggestion, and will check the philosophy of the Organisation themselves. Whether they will accept it — that it is a different question.”</para>
   <para>“Well, the objectivity of a certain thing is not dependent on people accepting it.”</para>
   <para>“Of course. Let me move on to the next question, which interests me and probably many other people very much. It is known that both the Enemy and the Occupier invaded your country, after actions of terrorist organisations such as the Organisation caused it to lose stability. Both countries had one share or another in its destruction. Today, the Occupier occupies a large part of your country directly, and controls most of the other part with a puppet government. The Enemy, on the other hand, occupies only a small part of your country which is close to its border, for security reasons, and the condition of the people who live there, is, as far as I know, not so bad. Why, if so, do the residents of your country act mostly against the Enemy and not against the Occupier?”</para>
-  <para>“An excellent question, Madam. There is, probably, some activity against the Occupier’s army, but it is much limited and doesn’t receive as much media coverage. Furthermore, it is a lot easier to fight the enemy, because the Organisation receives the support of the Supporter and the acceptance of the Occupier. Moreover, the Enemy’s country, as opposed to the Occupier’s country, is a free country, and therefore is committed to behave in a moral manner, even towards the members of the Organisation, that are, out of self-definition, immoral.</para>
+  <para>“An excellent question, Madam. There is, probably, some activity against the Occupier’s army, but it is much limited and doesn’t receive as much media coverage. Furthermore, it is a lot easier to fight the enemy, because the Organisation receives the support of the Supporter and the acceptance of the Occupier. Moreover, the Enemy’s country, as opposed to the Occupier’s country, is a free country, and therefore is committed to behave in a moral manner, even towards the members of the Organisation, that are, out of self‐definition, immoral.</para>
   <para>If those reasons are not enough, then since the beginning of the Occupier’s occupation, there have been peace in our country, which was disturbed only by the activity in the southern border. The civilians are happy that there’s peace at last, and so they don’t really mind that the country is under foreign occupation.</para>
-  <para>In my opinion, even if we had all the reasons to fight the Occupier, then like the man who looks under the light of a street-light for a coin he lost in the dark, we would have still preferred to fight the Enemy. It’s much more convenient, and still satisfying.”</para>
+  <para>In my opinion, even if we had all the reasons to fight the Occupier, then like the man who looks under the light of a street‐light for a coin he lost in the dark, we would have still preferred to fight the Enemy. It’s much more convenient, and still satisfying.”</para>
   <para>“In that case, ” the physicist said, “from what I understood from what you said, the war against the Enemy doesn’t bring your country much good, and it would be better better if you did not fight it at all.”</para>
   <para>“Definitely Not!” I replied to him vigorously “The very fact that it would be better to fight the Occupier, doesn’t mean that fighting the Enemy, even tough it isn’t beneficial for us in the long run, or even the short run, is useless.”</para>
-  <para>“O.K., we could say you cleared that point.” The interviewer said and continued, “Several forces in the Enemy’s country suggest that the Enemy’s army will retreat from the security-zone that they hold at the moment in the south of your country, and will try to protect their civilians only from within their sovereign territory. This action might stop the fighting between the Enemy and the Organisation, because the Organisation reasons the continuation of the fighting in that it does it to liberate that territory. </para>
+  <para>“O.K., we could say you cleared that point.” The interviewer said and continued, “Several forces in the Enemy’s country suggest that the Enemy’s army will retreat from the security‐zone that they hold at the moment in the south of your country, and will try to protect their civilians only from within their sovereign territory. This action might stop the fighting between the Enemy and the Organisation, because the Organisation reasons the continuation of the fighting in that it does it to liberate that territory. </para>
   <para>Yet, the Supporter’s country despises the Enemy, not because he hurt your people or holds part of your country, but out of ideological motives. Therefore, its interest is that the fighting against the Enemy will not be stopped at all. Moreover, even for the Occupier, the withdrawal from that territory will not change anything, and it will still want the fighting to go on.</para>
   <para>Thus, assuming the Enemy withdrew from that limited territory he is controlling at the moment, do you think the Organisation would continue its activity against the Enemy?”</para>
   <para>Undoubtedly, this was also a very good question. I thought about it a little and replied: “Look, it’s not a small dilemma. On the one hand, it would be more difficult for them to get support for the actions from the civilians, unless they will manipulate the desire for revenge on the Enemy’s past crimes. Still, both the Supporter and the Occupier, which now sanction the aggressive activity of the Organisation, will want the Organisation to keep on fighting out of their own motives.</para>
   <para>As you may well remember, I met with those who are responsible on the Organisation’s activity in the Supporter’s government and I concluded that except for the fact that they reject Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>, they are very reasonable people. Therefore, I am forecasting that in such a case, they will take the reasonable decision. For people who reject the <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>, of course.”</para>
   <para>“That is, will continue to fight the Enemy?”, the physicist asked.</para>
   <para>“Or vice versa. When the <emphasis>Organum</emphasis> is rejected, it’s difficult to tell.”</para>
-  <para>“I’d like to ask the ex-Member a question.”, the physicist said.</para>
+  <para>“I’d like to ask the exMember a question.”, the physicist said.</para>
   <para>“Please do.”, the interviewer said to him.</para>
   <para>“Some of the actions of the Organisation were followed by bombardments of the air force of the Enemy’s military, which were, at times, even very massive. These bombardments sometimes caused civilians of your people to get hurt. The Organisation knew in advance that such bombardments could come as response to its activity, and yet didn’t stop it. In your opinion, can one say that the Organisation is responsible in killing its own people?”</para>
   <para>“No!”, I replied to him, “It is absurd to believe that if someone performed an action with an expected cause, then he’s guilty of the cause. Thus, for instance, as opposed to common belief, Hitler is not responsible for instigating World War II. All he wanted was for people to hear his command to invade Poland!</para>
   <para>“You are right,” I told him, “ But I was a criminal in an objective manner.”</para>
   <para>“Let’s get back to the question. Are the accusations against the Enemy’s Military justified?” The interviewer addressed me again.</para>
   <para>“Absolutely.” I replied, “Even if they were completely accurate, they would have hurt the Organisation’s soldiers and kill them.”</para>
-  <para>“But we just agreed they were criminals!”, the physicist said in half-bewilderment, half-anger.</para>
-  <para>“And wait - is it justified to kill a criminal? Is the stealer from a thief exempt?”</para>
+  <para>“But we just agreed they were criminals!”, the physicist said in half‐bewilderment, half‐anger.</para>
+  <para>“And wait — is it justified to kill a criminal? Is the stealer from a thief exempt?”</para>
   <para>“So, you are a pacifist?”</para>
   <para>“No! After all I served in the Organisation.”</para>
-  <para>“Very well.” Said the interviewer to both of us, “In my opinion, we, more or less, saturated the political aspect of this conversation. The ex-Member, would you allow me to ask you a couple of personal questions now?”</para>
+  <para>“Very well.” Said the interviewer to both of us, “In my opinion, we, more or less, saturated the political aspect of this conversation. The ex‐Member, would you allow me to ask you a couple of personal questions now?”</para>
   <para>“Wait a second, do you think the questions so far were not personal?”</para>
   <para>The interviewer stopped for a moment and moved her hands, “No. What kind of questions do you consider as personal?”</para>
   <para>“I consider all questions as personal except for the questions ‘Is question X a personal question?’ and ‘Is question Y not a personal question?’. You see, I don’t want to create a private case of the Russell Paradox.”</para>
   <para>“Speaking of lack of logic: many told me that they found your behaviour very… ahem… unusual and your logic also seems to them to be very insane.”</para>
   <para>“I agree with them.” I replied to her. “Had I not already been insane, I would have long ago driven myself mad.”</para>
   <para>“Do you have any plans for the future?”</para>
-  <para>“Absolutely. I intend to publish a book with my memoirs from the last period. In my opinion, it will be one of the most revolutionary books since Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>, and I hope it will help lower the prestige of the last treatise. I noticed that the contents of this treatise receives an almost full consensus, even in the wide public, and this is despite the fact that most people had never read it. Doubtless, this treatise had an enormous conscious and subconscious effect since it was written - unjustifiably in my opinion - and I hope my book will help decrease it in considerably.”</para>
-  <para>“Tell me, the ex-Member, do you have any hobbies? What do you do in your spare time?”</para>
+  <para>“Absolutely. I intend to publish a book with my memoirs from the last period. In my opinion, it will be one of the most revolutionary books since Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>, and I hope it will help lower the prestige of the last treatise. I noticed that the contents of this treatise receives an almost full consensus, even in the wide public, and this is despite the fact that most people had never read it. Doubtless, this treatise had an enormous conscious and subconscious effect since it was written — unjustifiably in my opinion — and I hope my book will help decrease it in considerably.”</para>
+  <para>“Tell me, the ex‐Member, do you have any hobbies? What do you do in your spare time?”</para>
   <para>“Among the activities I do in my spare time I can list the following: finding closer and closer solutions to a set of differential equations from the second degree. I also deal in trying to understand the sentences I said in the past. Besides that, I planned a political simulator that forecast the two World Wars after I entered all the relevant data until the year 1000 AD.”</para>
   <para>“Do you have a computer at home?”</para>
   <para>“Oh no. At present the program is written on a paper. Don’t ask how much time it took me to fully eliminate all bugs out of it. But it was great fun!”</para>
   <para>A few laughs were heard from the direction of the audience, while the interviewer and the physicist silenced for a few seconds. “Interesting habit.” Said the Interviewer.</para>
   <para>“I would have never guessed you did such a thing.” The physicist added.</para>
   <para>“Why?” I asked with wonder, “As far as I know, many people play the guitar.”</para>
-  <para>“You know:”, the physicist said, “in my opinion since you left the Organisation you acted without thinking a lot before you did things. I would define your behaviour as deriving from spontaneousness and fickle-mindedness that border rashness. Do you also think so?”</para>
+  <para>“You know:”, the physicist said, “in my opinion since you left the Organisation you acted without thinking a lot before you did things. I would define your behaviour as deriving from spontaneousness and fickle‐mindedness that border rashness. Do you also think so?”</para>
   <para>“Of course!” I answered him, “Except for arrogance, rashness is my only defect!”</para>
-  <para>“Gentlemen, I would have been glad to continue this interview and I’m sure the viewers would have wanted to learn more about the exciting life of the ex-Member. However, I am being told that our program has reached its end.”, the Interviewer said after I finished my sentence. “Dear Doctor and the ex-Member of the Organisation, I thank you for getting interviewed here with me. As for you, the viewers in the homes and in the studio, I hope you enjoyed the interviews that were in the show. We wish you a good evening and a pleasant continuation of viewing.”</para>
+  <para>“Gentlemen, I would have been glad to continue this interview and I’m sure the viewers would have wanted to learn more about the exciting life of the ex‐Member. However, I am being told that our program has reached its end.”, the Interviewer said after I finished my sentence. “Dear Doctor and the ex‐Member of the Organisation, I thank you for getting interviewed here with me. As for you, the viewers in the homes and in the studio, I hope you enjoyed the interviews that were in the show. We wish you a good evening and a pleasant continuation of viewing.”</para>
   <para>And then came the signal that ended the show, and the ending music was broadcast around the studio. The audience in the studio began to clap their hands, while the interviewer, the physicist and I went on to sit in the studio for a few minutes. Then we went backstage.</para>
   <para>“Madam, I think it was an excellent interview!” I said to the interviewer while the three of us were standing backstage, along with the guests that had been interviewed before, and discussed the program that was just broadcast. “The questions were really top of the line, and I believe that it was a challenge to answer them, even for me. Doctor, you had your share of brilliant ideas too.”</para>
   <para>“Thank you.” The Doctor said.</para>
   <chapter xml:id="to_the_lion_den">
       <info><title>To the Lion’s Den</title></info>
   <para>The Limousine drove me back to the hotel and there I went to sleep, after barely taking off my clothes. I slept a lot that night. When I woke up in the morning it was already Ten O’clock, and I decided to order a small breakfast to my room. The flight back home was only due in the evening, so I had plenty of time; usually I would have used the opportunity to continue my tour of the metropolis, but the interview and the preparations for it exhausted me physically and mentally.</para>
-  <para>Therefore I decided to stay in my room and watch television. I was happy for the chance to see so many series at once, something that was not usually possible in the village. When I saw sitcoms I decided that I’ll keep trying to guess what the next punch-line would be. All in all, I was successful in 23.3 percent of the times. Not bad for a beginner.</para>
+  <para>Therefore I decided to stay in my room and watch television. I was happy for the chance to see so many series at once, something that was not usually possible in the village. When I saw sitcoms I decided that I’ll keep trying to guess what the next punch‐line would be. All in all, I was successful in 23.3 percent of the times. Not bad for a beginner.</para>
   <para>Eventually I got tired of watching television and I went down to the hotel’s lobby. While I sat there I thought about the book I was going to write about everything that happened to me. I started planning the style in which I would write it, how I’ll negotiate with the publisher, how much money I should demand as an initial offer, and what circulation it would have. But then I realised something: despite the fact that I am one of the men who had the most enormous effect on worldwide politics in the last few years, if not in the last few decades, it wouldn’t be probable that my book would be very successful. First, I wouldn’t be able to describe many events in it, because the majority of the readers would not want me to describe the period in which I served in the Organisation. Moreover, I came to a realisation that there is another aspect of the affair which I did not cover yet.</para>
   <para>Therefore I reached the conclusion that in order for the book to succeed, I must visit the Enemy’s country. I realised that I also have a patriotic motive to do this, because I could integrate the collection of important intelligence information about the Enemy, into the visit. So, I rose from my seat, went out of the hotel, ordered a cab and went to the Enemy’s embassy.</para>
   <para>I entered the embassy, and the way embassies are I had to stand in line in order to talk with the clerk. After I waited in line for about half an hour, I managed to speak with her at last, and declared my desire to visit the Enemy’s country. She gave me a form and asked me to fill in my details. I carried the from to a table, took out a pen from the pocket of my shirt and started to fill the form. In my opinion, it was a very inefficient form, and a practically unnecessary one. Judge for yourself:</para>
-  <para>“Private Name:”, in this field I wrote: “The ex-Member of the Organisation”.</para>
-  <para>“Family Name:”, in this field I wrote: “The family of the ex-Member of the Organisation”.</para>
-  <para>“Address: Home of the family of the ex-Member of the Organisation; The Village; The Country”.</para>
+  <para>“Private Name:”, in this field I wrote: “The ex‐Member of the Organisation”.</para>
+  <para>“Family Name:”, in this field I wrote: “The family of the ex‐Member of the Organisation”.</para>
+  <para>“Address: Home of the family of the ex‐Member of the Organisation; The Village; The Country”.</para>
   <para>“Sex [also species]: Human (Homo Sapiens).” It was hard for me to believe that there is, at present, another species of organisms that can fill the form, but I let it slide.</para>
   <para>“Citizenship: The Country.” I assumed that it existed for diplomatic purposes.</para>
-  <para>“Marital Status [= Familiar Status] : son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, cousin, brother-in-law.” I assumed they were not interested in more distant relations.</para>
+  <para>“Marital Status [= Familiar Status] : son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, cousin, brother‐in‐law.” I assumed they were not interested in more distant relations.</para>
   <para>“Purpose of the visit:”, I decided to be honest with them, so they won’t cause me trouble so I wrote “hostile espionage” in this field.</para>
   <para>“Criminal record:”, since all my activity as a member of the Organisation had been performed on a national background I wrote: “None” in this field.</para>
   <para>“Duration of stay:”, it was hard for me to estimate it so I wrote: “Undefined, unknown, inaccessible and/or cannot be approximated or extrapolated.”</para>
   <para>“A correct but infrequent term. I’ll forward your suggestion to the higher levels.”</para>
   <para>“I thank you in advance, on my behalf and the behalf of the embassy’s patrons that will follow me.”</para>
   <para>“Yes, and, aside from that, in ‘Marital Status’ you were supposed to fill in if you’re single or married, with or without children, and so on.”</para>
-  <para>“Oh! If I had been married, I would have also written there that I’m a husband, son-in-law, brother-in-law and so forth while if I had had children I would have also put ‘father’.”</para>
+  <para>“Oh! If I had been married, I would have also written there that I’m a husband, son‐in‐law, brother‐in‐law and so forth, while if I had had children I would have also put ‘father’.”</para>
   <para>“O.K., but it seems to me that there is a more serious problem. You are the citizen of the Country, which is in a state of war with us; you were a member of the Organisation and took a part in terrorist activity that was aimed against us, and if that’s not enough you write that the purpose of your visit is ‘hostile espionage’. I don’t think we can let you in our country that way.”</para>
-  <para>“In my opinion, you should have an interest to let me in now. After all, I am the ex-Member of the Organisation, a person with a central role and a long-term effect on politics. If I stood in charge of your security institutions, I would be very happy if I were able to interview myself, and I can’t see a better chance to do that than if I visit your country, where you’ll have a legal privilege to do so. Besides that, I must indicate that my espionage methods are too sophisticated for me to have to take illegal espionage actions, such as obtaining secret documents, or listening to conferences behind closed doors.”</para>
+  <para>“In my opinion, you should have an interest to let me in now. After all, I am the ex‐Member of the Organisation, a person with a central role and a long‐term effect on politics. If I stood in charge of your security institutions, I would be very happy if I were able to interview myself, and I can’t see a better chance to do that than if I visit your country, where you’ll have a legal privilege to do so. Besides that, I must indicate that my espionage methods are too sophisticated for me to have to take illegal espionage actions, such as obtaining secret documents, or listening to conferences behind closed doors.”</para>
   <para>“Oh. Do you mean that you only intend to do things that a regular tourist is freely allowed to do?”</para>
   <para>“Absolutely.”</para>
   <para>“Ah hah.” The clerk said and thought for a moment. “Know what? I am going to pass on your request to the higher levels. In case you get an approval to enter the Enemy’s country, I’ll let you know about it by phone, as long you stay in this country.”</para>
   <para>“I would very much like to visit your country and therefore I’m willing to wait here om this city, even a few days.”</para>
   <para>“All right. Goodbye.”</para>
   <para>“Goodbye to you too and thanks for your help.”</para>
-  <para>I went back to the hotel, and extended my stay (out of my own packet this time) - it was hard to know how long they will consider if to let me in the Enemy’s country. I decided to continue my tour of the city, and returned to the hotel only in the evening. Afterwards, I was informed at the reception that I got a message from the Enemy’s embassy which informed me that I was allowed to enter the Enemy’s country.</para>
+  <para>I went back to the hotel, and extended my stay (out of my own packet this time) — it was hard to know how long they will consider if to let me in the Enemy’s country. I decided to continue my tour of the city, and returned to the hotel only in the evening. Afterwards, I was informed at the reception that I got a message from the Enemy’s embassy which informed me that I was allowed to enter the Enemy’s country.</para>
   <para>So I went the next day’s morning to the Embassy and filled all the other necessary forms. After the visit to the Embassy, I managed to order one of the last tickets to a flight that left that very evening. I went after a few hours to the airport, where after longer than usual arrangements (due to the special permit I was given), I boarded an aeroplane that flew directly to the Enemy’s country.</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="interview_with_the_enemy">
       <info><title>Interviewing with the Enemy</title></info>
-  <para>After I landed in the airport, I reserved a hotel room in one of the main cities in the Enemy’s country and took a cab that went there. On the way I was able to see the view around, and despite the closeness to my country, it was much different from what was known to me. I’m not talking about the climate - the country was simply more developed. The economy of the Enemy’s country is far from being perfect, but it is still considered to be one of the countries of the other part of the world.</para>
+  <para>After I landed in the airport, I reserved a hotel room in one of the main cities in the Enemy’s country and took a cab that went there. On the way I was able to see the view around, and despite the closeness to my country, it was much different from what was known to me. I’m not talking about the climate — the country was simply more developed. The economy of the Enemy’s country is far from being perfect, but it is still considered to be one of the countries of the other part of the world.</para>
   <para>After I got up in the morning, and started to tour it (with a direct intention to gather intelligence information), I noticed that the atmosphere there was not much different from what I remembered in my country. However, it bothered me that all the people I asked accepted Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis> without a doubt. I assumed that that what would happen, but I hope the publication of my book will change this fact even there.</para>
-  <para>It was in the middle of that day when a black car stopped next to me and a man that wore sun-glasses came out from the seat next to the driver’s seats. He said to me in a thick voice: “The ex-Member of the Organisation, in order to prevent unpleasantness, please enter and sit at the back seat of the car.”</para>
-  <para>“Sir,” I replied, “, I have a natural tendency to create unpleasantness, but I am willing to suppress it for the while, and therefore, I’ll cooperate.” I said that and entered the car through the back door which was already open. I saw that outside the car, the man that wore the sun-glasses, closed the back door and entered the car himself. The car drove away, and after a short drive stopped in front of a fortified building. </para>
-  <para>I was instructed to get out of the car and after I exited from it, the guards in the entrance to the building let me and the man from the front in. He led me in a couple of hallways until we reached a door. The door opened into a window-less room, which had a desk inside. On one of its sides, sat a man, that I assumed was the investigator, and in its other side was a vacant chair. The man that escorted me, told me to sit there, and then closed the door in which we entered and sat down at a chair on the side.</para>
-  <para>The investigator addressed me and said: “Are you the ex-Member of the Organisation?”</para>
+  <para>It was in the middle of that day when a black car stopped next to me and a man that wore sun‐glasses came out from the seat next to the driver’s seats. He said to me in a thick voice: “The ex‐Member of the Organisation, in order to prevent unpleasantness, please enter and sit at the back seat of the car.”</para>
+  <para>“Sir,” I replied, “, I have a natural tendency to create unpleasantness, but I am willing to suppress it for the while, and therefore, I’ll cooperate.” I said that and entered the car through the back door which was already open. I saw that outside the car, the man that wore the sun‐glasses, closed the back door and entered the car himself. The car drove away, and after a short drive stopped in front of a fortified building. </para>
+  <para>I was instructed to get out of the car and after I exited from it, the guards in the entrance to the building let me and the man from the front in. He led me in a couple of hallways until we reached a door. The door opened into a window‐less room, which had a desk inside. On one of its sides, sat a man, that I assumed was the investigator, and in its other side was a vacant chair. The man that escorted me, told me to sit there, and then closed the door in which we entered and sat down at a chair on the side.</para>
+  <para>The investigator addressed me and said: “Are you the ex‐Member of the Organisation?”</para>
   <para>“Yes, sir.”, I answered him.</para>
   <para>“We would like to ask you a few questions regarding the Organisation and we hope, for your and our sake, that you will cooperate with us.”</para>
-  <para>“I’ll do the best I can. Normally, I tend not to cooperate even with myself. That way, if I decide to do a foolish thing - I don’t get hurt and can’t be blamed for causing it either.”</para>
+  <para>“I’ll do the best I can. Normally, I tend not to cooperate even with myself. That way, if I decide to do a foolish thing — I don’t get hurt and can’t be blamed for causing it either.”</para>
   <para>“Very well… I apologise that we brought you here so urgently, but you must remember that if it wasn’t for this interview, you wouldn’t be able to visit here, and we wanted to interview you before you start touring our country and we’ll lose track of you.”</para>
   <para>“Sir, the only person who ever lost track of me is myself.”</para>
   <para>“I understand, but since you’re already here I’ll begin the interview anyway. First question: why did you resign from the Organisation?”</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="with_enemies_like_this">
       <info><title>With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends?</title></info>
-  <para>After the interview with the intelligence agency, I decided to continue my tour of the Enemy’s country with the emphasis on collecting important intelligence information in indirect means. I started my intelligence work in a visit I conducted the next day’s morning in one of the water parks of the country. I always wanted to visit a place like that and to amuse myself in it, and I assumed I can conduct some serious espionage over there. I continued with guided tours in the main cities and in the ancient cities, a visit to the theme park, and meals at fancy restaurants. One of the most dangerous espionage missions I took was a guided tour for expert hikers that included cliff-hanging. Of course the rest of the tourists that participated in the tour could have done the same intelligence work I did, but they were not aware of the great intelligence potential that it had.</para>
+  <para>After the interview with the intelligence agency, I decided to continue my tour of the Enemy’s country with the emphasis on collecting important intelligence information in indirect means. I started my intelligence work in a visit I conducted the next day’s morning in one of the water parks of the country. I always wanted to visit a place like that and to amuse myself in it, and I assumed I can conduct some serious espionage over there. I continued with guided tours in the main cities and in the ancient cities, a visit to the theme park, and meals at fancy restaurants. One of the most dangerous espionage missions I took was a guided tour for expert hikers that included cliff‐hanging. Of course the rest of the tourists that participated in the tour could have done the same intelligence work I did, but they were not aware of the great intelligence potential that it had.</para>
   <para>After I completed all those missions, I possessed a large amount of intelligence information about the Enemy. The only fact that could shadow the success of my mission was that that information was not substantially different from the information I had before I visited its country. In any case, all those missions exhausted me and I decided to continue in the tour in a less intensive pace. As a result, I decided that I would just tour the cities of the country in my own pace, without a defined cause.</para>
   <para>So, I had the opportunity of visiting various places, most of which were completely mundane for the locals, but still pretty interesting for a stranger. Thus, for instance, I was present in a political assembly of one of the country’s political parties. I saw the leader of the party give his speech to the loud voice of the encouragement calls of those present. I decided to try my mathematical skills in calculating the sum of the independent opinions of those present in the crowd, but even I realised that it was hard for me to work with such low numbers. After I had to change the digital precision three times during the calculation of the sum of the first ten independent opinions, I realised it would be too hard for me.</para>
-  <para>However, I managed to make it up to myself on this failure during that tour. Two days after that, I stumbled into one of the universities there and noticed a sign that announced a large gathering that took place there that day: “‘Out of the north an evil shall open’ - a symposium regarding the political status between us and the Occupier and the Country”. I decided it was something I had to be present in, and therefore I immediately bought a ticket for that and went into the lecturing hall.</para>
-  <para>I noticed that one of the lectures was already in session and the professor who lectured was just explaining why the present situation made it difficult on signing a normalisation treaty between the Enemy and the Occupier. I found a vacant seat and sat there. To my side, sat a young man that wrote notes in a notebook he held in his hand. I assumed he was a student. After a few minutes he turned his look towards me and then his face enlightened from surprise. “Wait a second,” he said “You look familiar. Are you by any chance a famous person? Wait a second, aren’t you the ex-Member of the Organisation?”</para>
+  <para>However, I managed to make it up to myself on this failure during that tour. Two days after that, I stumbled into one of the universities there and noticed a sign that announced a large gathering that took place there that day: “‘Out of the north an evil shall open’: a symposium regarding the political status between us and the Occupier and the Country”. I decided it was something I had to be present in, and therefore I immediately bought a ticket for that and went into the lecturing hall.</para>
+  <para>I noticed that one of the lectures was already in session and the professor who lectured was just explaining why the present situation made it difficult on signing a normalisation treaty between the Enemy and the Occupier. I found a vacant seat and sat there. To my side, sat a young man that wrote notes in a notebook he held in his hand. I assumed he was a student. After a few minutes he turned his look towards me and then his face enlightened from surprise. “Wait a second,” he said “You look familiar. Are you by any chance a famous person? Wait a second, aren’t you the ex‐Member of the Organisation?”</para>
   <para>“The answer to the first question is ‘Yes’.”</para>
-  <para>“So you’re not the ex-Member of the Organisation?”</para>
+  <para>“So you’re not the exMember of the Organisation?”</para>
   <para>“I wouldn’t have deduced it from what I said.”</para>
-  <para>“So you are the ex-Member?”</para>
+  <para>“So you are the exMember?”</para>
   <para>“That’s not something that is derived from what I said either. Sometimes it just amazes me… ”</para>
-  <para>But he did not stay to hear the rest of the sentence, but rose up and advanced towards the aisle. He probably identified me with confidence, or alternatively assumed I’m the only man in the world, who might answer in such a cryptic way. He hurried to the front of the hall where he spoke with some of the organisers of the study day. After they consulted between them quietly, one of them went on the stage and whispered something to the lecturer. The lecturer stopped lecturing, pondered for a moment and then said: “Gentlemen, I was informed right now that the ex-Member of the Organisation, that as we all know is visiting our country now, is at the moment present in this hall. Due to the important part he took in shaping the political status we are discussing today, I ask him to get on this stage and present us his opinion regarding the Organisation and the political state that prevails in the Country.”</para>
-  <para>And so I rose and advanced toward the stage to the hand-clapping of the audience in the hall. After I went on the stage, the professor shook my hand, presented me with the microphone and went off the stage himself. I rose my hand to silence the hand-clapping, waited until they stopped and started to speak:</para>
+  <para>But he did not stay to hear the rest of the sentence, but rose up and advanced towards the aisle. He probably identified me with confidence, or alternatively assumed I’m the only man in the world, who might answer in such a cryptic way. He hurried to the front of the hall where he spoke with some of the organisers of the study day. After they consulted between them quietly, one of them went on the stage and whispered something to the lecturer. The lecturer stopped lecturing, pondered for a moment and then said: “Gentlemen, I was informed right now that the ex‐Member of the Organisation, that as we all know is visiting our country now, is at the moment present in this hall. Due to the important part he took in shaping the political status we are discussing today, I ask him to get on this stage and present us his opinion regarding the Organisation and the political state that prevails in the Country.”</para>
+  <para>And so I rose and advanced toward the stage to the hand‐clapping of the audience in the hall. After I went on the stage, the professor shook my hand, presented me with the microphone and went off the stage himself. I rose my hand to silence the hand‐clapping, waited until they stopped and started to speak:</para>
   <blockquote>
   <para>Before I begin with my speech, Id like to announce that, for the duration of the speech, I will accept Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>. The reason for that is that otherwise I’ll be able to prove any statement as well as its opposite statement. Therefore, since in this case all the possible statements are true, I could have finished the speech at this moment, since there’s no use for me to prove them.</para>
   <para>As we all know, while the Occupier disabled the activity of all the other terrorist organisation that were active in my country for a long while, and the weaponry that they possessed was given to the army, the state of the Organisation had never been better. Why in that case does the Occupier gives him such a broad freedom of action? The reason for that is that the Organisation is not a national organisation in the full sense of the word or even in half its sense. In fact, it is an organisation that fulfils the philosophy of the Supporter, that strictly opposes the Enemy, but doe not have an interest to struggle against the Occupier.</para>
   <para>If not for the desire of the Occupier to force the Enemy into a normalisation treaty, the Organisation would not have survived in his current form either. Thus, out of being subordinate to an external political force, one can say that the Organisation is an alien corn in the political map of my country. But I, on my part, don’t find any bad in the integration of foreign interests in local politics. Allow me to quote on the subject one of the most important people of our generation: “Some say: ‘Whatever you can do on your own, you can do best.’ I disagree with them”.</para>
   <para>Because when you let others meddle in your own business, you slowly lose control on what you are doing and what happens to you. In a slow but methodical way, one loses track of his original intentions, one feels that one more and more does not understand why he is doing what he is doing… or for what or for whose sake he is doing it. And then he gets the feeling that nothing is under his responsibility, and that he is in fact a vassal of the external factor. And that is, from experience, the most liberating feeling in the world, which is accompanied by feeling a complete freedom from responsibility or from the need to decide the future on your own.</para>
   <para>Some will say this liberty will soon be over in a ruin, but this liberty, as short as it will be, is a liberty without peer. Or as this great man once said: “Consciousness allows any conscious individual to make his own decisions, but he is most at ease when he is not making use of his consciousness.”.</para>
-  <para>Which brings me to the next point: do the members of the Organisation, as members of my people, have a solid reason to fight the Enemy? Vengeance alone was never considered a good reason by any reasonable man, and if their desire is to cause you to get out of the security-zone you are now controlling, then their struggle against the Enemy doesn’t seem too effective. Most of the politicians in your country are united in their opinion that it has to be kept as long as the tension goes on, and also most of the military people support this. For all that, it is possible, that if there will be peace in the south of my country for an extended time, the Enemy will agree to withdraw from it, out of knowing that it will not hurt the security of those living close to the border.</para>
+  <para>Which brings me to the next point: do the members of the Organisation, as members of my people, have a solid reason to fight the Enemy? Vengeance alone was never considered a good reason by any reasonable man, and if their desire is to cause you to get out of the security‐zone you are now controlling, then their struggle against the Enemy doesn’t seem too effective. Most of the politicians in your country are united in their opinion that it has to be kept as long as the tension goes on, and also most of the military people support this. For all that, it is possible, that if there will be peace in the south of my country for an extended time, the Enemy will agree to withdraw from it, out of knowing that it will not hurt the security of those living close to the border.</para>
   <para>Therefore, unless the Organisation had been motivated by the philosophy of the Supporter, he would have changed his manner of activity a long time ago. But since he is subjected to the Supporter, he continues with it without a change.</para>
-  <para>Another issue that should be discussed is how much the members of the Organisation are willing to endanger themselves in their struggle against the Enemy. That same person, who is in my opinion one of the most influential men today, tends to say: “A fearful and senseless person can take actions that only the bravest person will take, but he usually does not understand why he is taking them.”. Imagine a group of members of the Organisation who infiltrate the Enemy’s lines in the hope of killing its soldiers. Such infiltration would be presented as fanatical by you and as full of courage by the Organisation itself. However, it should be remembered that behind every such ´fanatical´ action there is a hierarchy of commanders and sub-commanders, a line of comrades that support and encourage, a whole lot of national and ´ideological´ preachers who give flaming speeches against the Enemy (even though they, usually, are not involved in the physical activity against him), and a mass of citizens that support this activity and is content with it. All the weight of this pyramid is placed above the unit of the members of the Organisation that flies like a cork out of a bottle and walks towards its death. Taking all this scenario into consideration, the question being raised is how “fanatical” they really are.</para>
+  <para>Another issue that should be discussed is how much the members of the Organisation are willing to endanger themselves in their struggle against the Enemy. That same person, who is in my opinion one of the most influential men today, tends to say: “A fearful and senseless person can take actions that only the bravest person will take, but he usually does not understand why he is taking them.”. Imagine a group of members of the Organisation who infiltrate the Enemy’s lines in the hope of killing its soldiers. Such infiltration would be presented as fanatical by you and as full of courage by the Organisation itself. However, it should be remembered that behind every such ´fanatical´ action there is a hierarchy of commanders and sub‐commanders, a line of comrades that support and encourage, a whole lot of national and ´ideological´ preachers who give flaming speeches against the Enemy (even though they, usually, are not involved in the physical activity against him), and a mass of citizens that support this activity and is content with it. All the weight of this pyramid is placed above the unit of the members of the Organisation that flies like a cork out of a bottle and walks towards its death. Taking all this scenario into consideration, the question being raised is how “fanatical” they really are.</para>
   <para>Naturally their decision did not involve much thought, at least not in the direction that they understand that they are walking towards their death. Or as the same great man once commented: “If a terrorist stopped and took ten minutes to think about his actions, he would lose his sanity.”. I’m not saying the members of the Organisation are terrorists, but, in my opinion, this statement applies to them too.</para>
   <para>The question you are most concerned by is probably: what is going to happen in the northern border of your country. About that, allow me to quote that same influential person once more: “I agree with the head mystics in our time. Despite the logical and practical difficulties, predicting an event, is apparently not so hard after the event had occurred.”</para>
   <para>The possibility exists that the Supporter will understand that the Organisation is useless (at least objectively), and a waste of resources that are anyhow missing to the Supporter’s country. Moreover, it causes the spoiling of the relationship between it and the countries of the second part of the world, that detest ´terrorists´, not to mention the big banks who hold his debts. As of today, the only obstacle that stops the Supporter from reaching this realisation is the fact that it rejects Aristotle’s <emphasis>Organum</emphasis>.</para>
-  <para>Another possibility that your country have is to try to arrange economical sanctions on the Occupier, so it will stop the activity of the Organisation. However, heads of countries are not content to harm the economical activity of the countries by such sanctions, even if their trade with the Occupier is limited. As for large private corporations - it’s hard for me to believe that one can convince enough of them to ostracise the Occupier enough for it to harm his economy in a significant way. Moreover, every company is afraid its competitors will take this opportunity to try and make a profit on its account.</para>
+  <para>Another possibility that your country have is to try to arrange economical sanctions on the Occupier, so it will stop the activity of the Organisation. However, heads of countries are not content to harm the economical activity of the countries by such sanctions, even if their trade with the Occupier is limited. As for large private corporations — it’s hard for me to believe that one can convince enough of them to ostracise the Occupier enough for it to harm his economy in a significant way. Moreover, every company is afraid its competitors will take this opportunity to try and make a profit on its account.</para>
   <para>There is the option of withdrawing from the security zone. Yet, this action does not guarantee the cease of the military activity of the Organisation at all, and could bring to an escalation, because there will be a more realistic danger of harming the lives of citizens who live close to the border. The acceptance of my proposal could solve the problem for you. Still, there isn’t a full guarantee that it will not be rejected if the heads of the Organisation will find a way to bypass it, and therefore you should not count on it.</para>
   <para>The most practical and fast way to terminate the activity of the Organisation is, perhaps, to sign a normalisation treaty with the Occupier. However, the Occupier has its own conditions, that if the Enemy accepts them, its security in the northern border will decrease significantly. Since the power of the Occupier is ten times greater than the Organisation’s, one can understand why your country does not rejoice to sign a normalisation treaty with it, while accepting all the conditions that are inferred from it.</para>
-  <para>Indeed, it is very hard to deal with the Organisation, which is, in my personal opinion, one of the most interesting organisations of its kind in the current century, if not in the entire history. I do not think I have ever heard about an operational militant organisation that so realises the well-known sentence: “Give me liberty or give me death”. The only shadow to my admiration, is that in their case they constantly prefer the second alternative.</para>
-  <para>To sum up, it can be clearly seen that dealing with the Organisation, even though it doesn’t endanger the very existence and proper functioning of the Enemy’s country, is hard and problematic. This evil that is open from the north - no one knows when it will close.</para>
+  <para>Indeed, it is very hard to deal with the Organisation, which is, in my personal opinion, one of the most interesting organisations of its kind in the current century, if not in the entire history. I do not think I have ever heard about an operational militant organisation that so realises the well‐known sentence: “Give me liberty or give me death”. The only shadow to my admiration, is that in their case they constantly prefer the second alternative.</para>
+  <para>To sum up, it can be clearly seen that dealing with the Organisation, even though it doesn’t endanger the very existence and proper functioning of the Enemy’s country, is hard and problematic. This evil that is open from the north — no one knows when it will close.</para>
   <para>Does anybody have any questions?</para>
   </blockquote>
   <para>I saw that some people from the audience raised their hands and I gave the permission to speak to a student that sat in front.</para>
   <para>“Why, I said them!”</para>
   <para>“Were you also the first who said ‘Give me liberty or give me death’?”</para>
   <para>“Oh no! That was Patrick Henry, one of the leaders of the American Revolution.”</para>
-  <para>I saw there were no further questions and so I got off the speaker’s stage to the sound of the hand-clapping of the audience. After I shook the hands of the professors who organised the study day, and stayed to talk with them a little, I went on my way.</para>
+  <para>I saw there were no further questions and so I got off the speaker’s stage to the sound of the hand‐clapping of the audience. After I shook the hands of the professors who organised the study day, and stayed to talk with them a little, I went on my way.</para>
   <para>The next day I saw a picture of me giving the speech in the university appear in the front page of the main newspapers, and from what I understood, a videotape of the lecture was distributed to the various broadcasting networks in the world. I thought about claiming percentage off the profit to myself, but eventually I reached the conclusion that the profits from the book, that will naturally include the speech, will compensate for the anguish.</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="return_home">
   <info><title>The Return Home</title></info>
-  <para>Two days after the study day, I decided to return home, and therefore I travelled by buses until the northern border of the Enemy’s country, in order to cross the border to my country. The last bus stopped right next to the border pass that allowed passage from the Enemy’s country to the security zone in the south of my country, that as I mentioned before, the Enemy had under its control. Actually, citizens of my country who inhabit the security zone make constant use of this border-pass, in order to work in the sovereign area of the Enemy’s country.</para>
+  <para>Two days after the study day, I decided to return home, and therefore I travelled by buses until the northern border of the Enemy’s country, in order to cross the border to my country. The last bus stopped right next to the border pass that allowed passage from the Enemy’s country to the security zone in the south of my country, that as I mentioned before, the Enemy had under its control. Actually, citizens of my country who inhabit the security zone make constant use of this border pass, in order to work in the sovereign area of the Enemy’s country.</para>
   <para>The border guards did not detain me for long after they understood I was the citizen of the country in the other side of the border, but they advised me to get out of the zone they possessed as soon as possible. I took one organised ride that took me outside the security zone, and then I found another car that was about to go in the direction of my village and took it. After I went off the car, I walked for a short while by foot until I reached the outskirts of my village, during the late afternoon.</para>
   <para>The village seemed more deserted, and the amount of people who hanged around its streets was smaller than usual to that hour. When I came near my house I understood why: half of my village gathered by my house in what looked like a party that was conducted for my return. After a few seconds, some people noticed me and their calls (“Look over there, here he comes!”) spread the news among the entire crowd. Most of them turned their look toward the street in which I walked and some of them even advanced toward me.</para>
   <para>So I found myself surrounded by many blessings, questions and shoulder taps, but aside from the basic reactions (“Thank you.”, “Excellent.” and many smiles) I focused on getting a way through the crowd to reach my family. After I got there at the end and stood in front of both my parents, I told them: “I’m back.”</para>
   <para>“Oh! I have a videotape with the interview right here. Didn’t you see it?”</para>
   <para>“Of course! And to be honest, we asked someone to tape it for us, too.”</para>
   <para>“So you know how it’s been.”</para>
-  <para>“Well. So - how was in the Enemy’s country?”</para>
-  <para>“Oh, the Enemy’s country - that’s an entirely different story. Yes. I have something very important to tell you about the Enemy country. In fact…”</para>
+  <para>“Well. So, how was in the Enemy’s country?”</para>
+  <para>“Oh, the Enemy’s country — that’s an entirely different story. Yes. I have something very important to tell you about the Enemy country. In fact…”</para>
   <para>“So get on with it and tell it already.”, one of my cousins cried.</para>
   <para>“All right, I’ll get to the point: I came.”</para>
   <para>“Yes?”</para>
   </chapter>
   <chapter xml:id="epilogue">
   <info><title>Epilogue</title></info>
-  <para>He sat on a chair under an arbour in a middle of a European-styled garden. He was a rather short man with black hair and a small and funny black moustache. When I saw him, he already finished eating his breakfast, and he drank coffee and read the morning paper while wearing army uniform. It was Adolf Hitler. I decided to approach him.</para>
+  <para>He sat on a chair under an arbour in a middle of a Europeank‐styled garden. He was a rather short man with black hair and a small and funny black moustache. When I saw him, he already finished eating his breakfast, and he drank coffee and read the morning paper while wearing army uniform. It was Adolf Hitler. I decided to approach him.</para>
   <para>“Sir, ” I told him, “I am a big fan of yours.”</para>
   <para>“Really?” He said as a smile of pleasure came up on his face “I’m very glad to hear that. Come sit, I always have time for fans.”</para>
   <para>“Even though I’m not too fond of your actions as a whole, your contribution to philosophy was quite impressive.”</para>
   <para>“Allow me to quote you:</para>
   <blockquote>
       <attribution>Adolf Hitler</attribution>
-      <para>A people that is deprived of its right is allowed to use any weapon whatsoever. We do not have a conscience and I hold any weapon I need… I will do anything that will simplify my politics. I am willing to guarantee the safety along all the borders and to sign agreements for non-invasion and to make treaties of friendship with every nation and nation. After all it would be naive to think, that you should not use such measures just because the future status may bring you to break these festive agreements.</para>
+      <para>A people that is deprived of its right is allowed to use any weapon whatsoever. We do not have a conscience and I hold any weapon I need… I will do anything that will simplify my politics. I am willing to guarantee the safety along all the borders and to sign agreements for non‐invasion and to make treaties of friendship with every nation and nation. After all it would be naive to think, that you should not use such measures just because the future status may bring you to break these festive agreements.</para>
   </blockquote>
   <para>Well, don’t you agree that you are saying here that the morality, which one should act upon, is lack of morality?”</para>
   <para>“No. This is indeed my quotation, but it does not mean that I think the Aryans should behave in an immoral way. You see, in this passage I meant that the members of the Aryan race can, or even should, take those actions in their struggle against members of lesser races, or against Aryan nations which stand in the way of Nazism.”</para>
   <para>“I’m glad you think so.”</para>
   <para>“Yes. Yes. It can be seen that all the time you acted out of that ideology, and not out of the simplistic ideology that I, by mistake, thought you held earlier. There’s definitely much more reason behind your actions now that you’ve enlightened me.</para>
   <para>Of course an outsider, who didn’t have the chance to speak with you yet, could have reached the same conclusion I reached based on your actions. After all, Nazi Germany attacked and destroyed countries, that were mostly Aryan, and caused the killing of many, among them pure Aryans.”</para>
-  <para>I noticed he was opening his mouth to say something, but I did not let him speak. “Yes, I know it was done because those countries acted out of Anti-Aryan interests. Or just because their conquest benefited the welfare of the whole Aryan race in the long term. I will also not discuss much detention camps, `purification´ acts and other such organised actions in which a large number of members of Aryan peoples were killed. It`s obvious that they can be justified by similar arguments.</para>
-  <para>However, I am interested in several hypothetical situations, that did not occur in real-life. I`d love to know how you would have acted in them.”</para>
-  <para>He seemed a little pleased with my speech: “I definitely agree to reply to you, so you’ll witness the moral purity of the National-Socialistic ideology.”</para>
+  <para>I noticed he was opening his mouth to say something, but I did not let him speak. “Yes, I know it was done because those countries acted out of Anti‐Aryan interests. Or just because their conquest benefited the welfare of the whole Aryan race in the long term. I will also not discuss much detention camps, `purification´ acts and other such organised actions in which a large number of members of Aryan peoples were killed. It`s obvious that they can be justified by similar arguments.</para>
+  <para>However, I am interested in several hypothetical situations, that did not occur in real‐life. I`d love to know how you would have acted in them.”</para>
+  <para>He seemed a little pleased with my speech: “I definitely agree to reply to you, so you’ll witness the moral purity of the National‐Socialistic ideology.”</para>
   <para>“I thank you.”. I took out a notebook and a pencil from my pocket, and opened the notebook in its first page. “Let’s start: What would you have done in case of an ideological attempt of a coup d’etat?”</para>
   <para>“What do you mean?”</para>
   <para>“Imagine a group of activists, which was active until now in secret, that energetically opposes your ideology. It turns out, that because of an intelligence failure, a large percent of the population now supports its views and it has a large number of enthusiastic and active supporters, who are active for the advancement of their cause.”</para>
   <para>“Let’s say for simplicity, that they are people of my intellect, only that as opposed to me they are sane.”</para>
   <para>“Okay. And what are their arguments against the Nazism?”</para>
   <para>“Well, they claim that the Nazism was meant to enforce the dictatorship of a ruling and a corrupt group. This thing is done by manipulating common psychological weaknesses and destructive mental tendencies. This political and social doctrine is based on a basic mistrust in the ability of the individual to decide for himself, and a total belief in the ability of the leader to decide for the public. Likewise it opposes the freedoms of the individual but believe in an absolute manner that the leader, who is also the founder of the doctrine, is free to do as he pleases. The ideology of the Nazism is, in their claim, incredibly subjective, and is based on superstitions that lack any basis in reality.</para>
-  <para>They also have a criticism against you: they claim you are charismatic and manipulative, but incompetent for any practical purpose, obsessive and with a chronic lack of self-esteem. Your racism proves, in their opinion, that you are infected by the disease that you are spreading, and the number of yells that you cried out of your free will a long time ago exceeded the boundary of good manners.”</para>
+  <para>They also have a criticism against you: they claim you are charismatic and manipulative, but incompetent for any practical purpose, obsessive and with a chronic lack of self‐esteem. Your racism proves, in their opinion, that you are infected by the disease that you are spreading, and the number of yells that you cried out of your free will a long time ago exceeded the boundary of good manners.”</para>
   <para>“Wait a second, and people agree with them?”, he said in a weak voice as he moved uncomfortably on his chair.</para>
   <para>For the first time in all the events which were depicted in this book, I did not respond, but remained silent and smiled a wide smile.</para>
   <para>“O.K. And you want me to tell you how I plan to react against them?”, said the dictator.</para>
   <para>“Yes. What do you mean by ‘military coup d’etat‘? Do you mean some kind of ‘Sunday’s coup’, where a couple of military officers try to assassinate me or something like that?”</para>
   <para>“No, of course not. In fact Göring and several generals of the Warmacht lead this coup. They intend to preserve the Nazism but are not content from you as their leader.”</para>
   <para>“And what are their arguments against me?”</para>
-  <para>“Well, they use a more popular terminology than the first time - they just claim you’re mentally ill, capricious and delusional. Luckily for you, part of the people still support you.”</para>
+  <para>“Well, they use a more popular terminology than the first time — they just claim you’re mentally ill, capricious and delusional. Luckily for you, part of the people still support you.”</para>
   <para>“Really? How many?”</para>
   <para>“10%, for a start.”</para>
-  <para>“From where do you take those situations? O.K. - so I go underground, wage a war against the people who betrayed me and the forces that support them, and try to become ruler again.”</para>
+  <para>“From where do you take those situations? O.K. — so I go underground, wage a war against the people who betrayed me and the forces that support them, and try to become ruler again.”</para>
   <para>“Interesting. And what would you do if 20% support you?”</para>
   <para>“Excellent! That would give me a better chance of succeeding!”</para>
   <para>I wonder if he noticed the downside of the matter. “30%? 40%?”, I asked him.</para>
   <para>Apparently he did not.</para>
   <para>So I continued to present hypothetical situations to him, and to ask him what he would do if they happened. As time went by, he became more relaxed, responded with less emotion, and sat comfortably in his chair. It even seemed to me that he enjoys the whole deal. After a small hour I finished questioning him, and then I turned back the pages in my notebook, studied what I noted down for a while, and closed the notebook. I lifted my head and said to the dictator:</para>
   <para>“Mr. Hitler, I must remark that aside from your great contribution to modern philosophy, I am beginning to think you also have an extraordinary gift for diplomacy. Despite all the things you’ve said, I am still convinced that your doctrine is not based on the assumption that morality equals `no morality´. You definitely allowed for millions of Aryans to fight each other, whether in battles between armies, civil mutiny or even gang wars. You’ve come to dividing Germany and even the entire Aryan race to two camps, equal in their size and power, which were willing to fight each other until dusk. All that I’ve mentioned was done for the sole cause of you staying to rule over Germany.</para>
-  <para>But bloodshed was not the only act you defended with such a brilliant strategy. In the course of the investigation you reasoned how you would team together with Jews, Communists and/or Democrats in order to serve your interest; how you would agree to be the leader of a large group of clear anti-Nazis, in hope you would be able to convert them to Nazism later. You even agreed to give speeches that boldly deny the Nazi theory in case it would have left you as a ruler.</para>
-  <para>If another person would say all that, then most people would think he was the most selfish and power-hungry person they met. But because of your extraordinary diplomatic talent, I am still convinced you are doing it out of high morality, and for a noble cause! I do not have enough words to describe the deep impression I have from the way you said those things!</para>
+  <para>But bloodshed was not the only act you defended with such a brilliant strategy. In the course of the investigation you reasoned how you would team together with Jews, Communists and/or Democrats in order to serve your interest; how you would agree to be the leader of a large group of clear anti‐Nazis, in hope you would be able to convert them to Nazism later. You even agreed to give speeches that boldly deny the Nazi theory in case it would have left you as a ruler.</para>
+  <para>If another person would say all that, then most people would think he was the most selfish and power‐hungry person they met. But because of your extraordinary diplomatic talent, I am still convinced you are doing it out of high morality, and for a noble cause! I do not have enough words to describe the deep impression I have from the way you said those things!</para>
   <para>Do you have anything to say about it, Mr. Hitler?”</para>
-  <para>Oh! I wish you could see the look on his face! Actually, I would have also liked to see the look on his face, but just then I woke up from the dream. After I woke up, I leaned on my elbows and looked outside the window. It was before dawn, a few minutes before sunrise, so the sky were a little lit to the east. Many birds twittered intensively their morning twit - the chill, probably, did not disturb them much. After I looked a little at the village houses, in which most of the people where still asleep, I lied down again on bed.</para>
+  <para>Oh! I wish you could see the look on his face! Actually, I would have also liked to see the look on his face, but just then I woke up from the dream. After I woke up, I leaned on my elbows and looked outside the window. It was before dawn, a few minutes before sunrise, so the sky were a little lit to the east. Many birds twittered intensively their morning twit — the chill, probably, did not disturb them much. After I looked a little at the village houses, in which most of the people where still asleep, I lied down again on bed.</para>
   <para>“Damn it!” I said to myself “I was just beginning to warm up…”</para>
   <para><emphasis role="bold">End</emphasis></para>
 </chapter>
 
 <listitem>
 <para>
-    <emphasis role="bold">Alexey</emphasis> from "Smart Link" - for reading an 
+    <emphasis role="bold">Alexey</emphasis> from "Smart Link"  for reading an 
     early version in Hebrew, and giving some useful comments.
 </para>
 </listitem>
 
 <listitem>
 <para>
-<link xlink:href="http://www.zak.co.il/"><emphasis role="bold">Omer Zak</emphasis></link> - for reading and
+<link xlink:href="http://www.zak.co.il/"><emphasis role="bold">Omer Zak</emphasis></link>  for reading and
 commenting on an early draft of the story.
 </para>
 </listitem>
 
 <para>
 <link xlink:href="http://www.MiriamErezTranslations.co.il/"><emphasis role="bold">Miriam Erez 
-Translations</emphasis></link> - for providing many useful grammar, punctuation, and
+Translations</emphasis></link>  for providing many useful grammar, punctuation, and
 syntax corrections to the Hebrew version of the story (which were applied to
 the English version).
 </para>
 
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     <para>
-        <emphasis role="bold">Cory Doctorow</emphasis> - for successfully
+        <emphasis role="bold">Cory Doctorow</emphasis>  for successfully
         fighting for putting Creative Commons works and such that are free of 
-        copyright-protection on Amazon.com’s E-book store, and for his
+        copyrightprotection on Amazon.com’s Ebook store, and for his
         important activism for digital rights, in general.
     </para>
 </listitem>
 <listitem>
     <para>
-        And finally - all the people who have fully read "The Enemy", whether
+        And finally  all the people who have fully read "The Enemy", whether
         in Hebrew and/or in English and commented on it.
     </para>
 </listitem>