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The Resource The lions' den : Zionism and the left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky

The lions' den : Zionism and the left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky

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The lions' den : Zionism and the left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky
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The lions' den
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Zionism and the left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky
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Susie Linfield
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lions den
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Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky
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eng
Summary
In this lively intellectual history of the political Left, cultural critic Susie Linfield investigates how eight prominent twentieth-century intellectuals struggled with the philosophy of Zionism, and then with Israel and its conflicts with the Arab world. Constructed as a series of interrelated portraits that combine the personal and the political, the book includes philosophers, historians, journalists, and activists such as Hannah Arendt, Arthur Koestler, I. F. Stone, and Noam Chomsky. In their engagement with Zionism, these influential thinkers also wrestled with the twentieth century's most crucial political dilemmas: socialism, nationalism, democracy, colonialism, terrorism, and anti-Semitism. In other words, in probing Zionism, they confronted the very nature of modernity and the often catastrophic histories of our time. By examining these leftist intellectuals, Linfield also seeks to understand how the contemporary Left has become focused on anti-Zionism and how Israel itself has moved rightward
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A lively intellectual history that explores how prominent midcentury public intellectuals approached Zionism and then the State of Israel itself and its conflicts with the Arab world
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10771982
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Linfield, Susie
Dewey number
296.382
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Zionism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Judaism
  • Politics and culture
  • Middle East
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adult
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Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky
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The lions' den : Zionism and the left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky
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Includes bibliographies and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE EUROPEANS -- 1.Hannah Arendt: Left, Right, or Wrong? -- 2.Arthur Koestler: The Zionist as Anti-Semite -- pt. TWO SOCIALISTS -- 3.Maxime Rodinson: Marxism, Zionism, and the Arab World -- 4.Isaac Deutscher: A Very Jewish Jew -- 5.Albert Memmi: Zionism as National Liberation -- 6.Fred Halliday: The Journey of a '68er -- pt. THREE AMERICANS -- 7.I. F. Stone: The Limits of Isaiah -- 8.Noam Chomsky: The Responsibility of Intellectuals
Control code
000065172691
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780300222982
System control number
(OCoLC)1048933878
Label
The lions' den : Zionism and the left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE EUROPEANS -- 1.Hannah Arendt: Left, Right, or Wrong? -- 2.Arthur Koestler: The Zionist as Anti-Semite -- pt. TWO SOCIALISTS -- 3.Maxime Rodinson: Marxism, Zionism, and the Arab World -- 4.Isaac Deutscher: A Very Jewish Jew -- 5.Albert Memmi: Zionism as National Liberation -- 6.Fred Halliday: The Journey of a '68er -- pt. THREE AMERICANS -- 7.I. F. Stone: The Limits of Isaiah -- 8.Noam Chomsky: The Responsibility of Intellectuals
Control code
000065172691
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 389 pages
Isbn
9780300222982
System control number
(OCoLC)1048933878

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