They've been squawking "fascism" and "dictatorship" for weeks now because of some new laws aimed at mitigating their ruthlessness and power. Meanwhile, polls show that public confidence in both these institutions has sunk into the abyss. What you will not hear among the squawks and screams is a still small voice saying, "Why did this happen? What might we have contributed to the situation, to the public's frustration and disgust, to the legislative efforts at bringing about a change?" As usual, sharp, special insights from Israel Harel.