The Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick bills herself on her website as "Australia's leading author in the area of personal and spiritual development."
Her glowing review of two books* by African-American writer Alice Walker recently appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Glowing, that is, except for these two sentences:
"Her political analysis, especially when it comes to Israel-Palestine, will not please everyone. Indeed, her partisanship for the Palestinian cause might jolt some readers." (Freedom of voice, 10/5/14)
Not happy, Alice!
Just who do you think you are, jolting people out of their comfort zones with statements of the bleeding obvious like this:
"It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multibranched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel's attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land."
[*The Cushion in the Road (Essays) The World Will Follow Joy (Poetry)]