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  • n  the trait of being hard to influence or control

  • For months, the intractability of the fighting and Iraq's momentum toward civil war have caused a gradual but still manageable erosion in public support for the Bush Administration .
  • For months, the intractability of the fighting and Iraq's momentum toward civil war have caused a gradual but still manageable erosion in public support for the Bush Administration .
  • Despite the present intractability of atavistic conflicts, they may ultimately be mitigated by the transforming promise of economic progress, of a better life, as happened in Europe.
News & Articles

  • ‘The Attack’ explores the Israeli/Palestinian divide
    In The Attack , a remarkable, beautifully made film now playing at Landmark Shattuck Theaters , the intractability of the Israeli/Palestinian divide is explored on a heartbreakingly personal level. Amin Jaafari (excellent Ali Suliman of Paradise Now) is a successful Arab surgeon living comfortably in Tel Aviv with his Palestinian-born, social worker wife, Siham (Israeli actor, Reymond Amsalem ...
    Aug. 13, 2013 - Berkeleyside
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
    We can acknowledge that oppression will always be with us, and still strive for justice,Obama said. "We can admit the intractability of depravation, and still strive for dignity. Clear-eyed, we can understand that there will be war, and...
  • Rahul Bose in Sify
    Bollywood actor Rahul Bose said: "It would be inconceivable for the mainstream cinema chain to do something like this only because attitudes takes time to change. People like...... you hurl your body against the rock of intractability and stereotype...
  • Frank Rich in FrontPage magazine.com
    In an Oct. 27, 2001, column titled "How to Lose a War," New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote that the Taliban "are proving Viet Cong-like in their intractability."

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