Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

“If Jews distrust the world, they will not seek to understand it and learn how to make their case and win allies in the world. They will see antisemitism where other factors are at work. They will lend Jewish identity a negativity that will encourage many young Jews to leave rather than stay. They will fall into the trap of moral solipsism, of talking to themselves in terms only intelligible to themselves. The phrase ‘a people that dwells alone’ will become a self-fulfilling prophecy that will not augur well for the future of Jews, Judaism or Israel.”

Future Tense, Chapter 6