Nation Or Government?
“Both events in London and Washington are the marks of an arrogant nation that has overreached itself. “
Not as Shindler points out Government or administration (if we were discussing North America), but the Guardian editorial writer chose to use the words “arrogant nation”
That says to me that he or she has wider problems with the very notion of Israel, and not the actions of a particular administration.
The Guardian editorial will have been the product of much discussion within that newspaper, and the writer will have been a highly educated individual, lucid, experienced and in command of his or her words, so the choice of “arrogant nation” is particularly revealing of their underlying psychology, or should that be complex.