Answer following questions:
1. What are Bainwol’s basic assumption? Do you accept these assumptions? Why and why not?
2. Suppose someone – possibly someone who was not a native speaker of English – said that he or she did not understand paragraph 4, partly because of its comment about putting one’s head in the sand but also because the entire sentence seemed unclear. Paraphrase the sentence (on paraphrase, see page 39), and then answer this question: Do you agree that (as Bainwol seems to suggest) the issue is an either/or situation: We can do X or we can do Y, and that’s it?