Thank you to the authors for their tactfulness: they managed to identify the problems of the Armenian nation without offending its dignity. The state of society, the crisis of national identity, the issues of elites are recognized honestly and consistently. We need to learn to voice our misconceptions, failings and shortcomings. The discussion paper “At the Crossroads” is a huge step in this direction.
On a separate note, I want to mention the language, which is accessible, neither heavy, nor pressing – this is very important and is a confirmation that the authors have a sincere desire to reach out to the reader.
Taking care of Armenia is a great privilege and responsibility. We will not have another homeland, another set of genes or other ancestors. There is nowhere to retreat. On our side we have wisdom, patience, and loyal people who will be with us to the bitter end.