…I want to tell you in case you have not heard, that for decades we have been experiencing in this small country a Golden Age in literature, in cinema, in the arts, in high-tech, in science and even in philosophy. People usually talk about a Golden Age with nostalgia, after it has passed. But Israel has been for several years in the midst of a wonderful and creative Golden Age and, in terms of spiritual and intellectual creativity, the status of Israel is one of a universal superpower.
Amos Oz, “Last chance for a Jewish State”, trans. Elise Shazar, Jewish Journal (6-12 March 2015), 13.