For Morris, the cleansing of Arabs from Israel or Greater Israel is preferable to a shared, democratic alternative.
There is a danger, Jones suggests, in assuming that the known world is preferable to any alternative.
A broke state is preferable to a state dependent on breaking its own citizens to put cash in the bank.
If not, cutting losses now may well be preferable to depleting blood and treasure while caught up in a downward spiral.
Because, in the eyes of far-right fundamentalists, even Nazism is preferable to the secularism of the Jewish state.
Yet preferable, I should say, to the wily and treacherous savages the Americans have been accustomed to fighting.
The deepest recess of the forest is preferable to staying here.
When she came to go into it in detail, I found that on the whole hers was the preferable course.
The question has been raised as to which element is preferable.
It was preferable to coaling, as it was cleaner; but the labour was very strenuous.