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The Founding Myths Of Israel

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The well-known historian and political scientist Zeev Sternhell here advances a radically new interpretation of the founding of modern Israel. In this thought-provoking book, Sternhell demonstrates how socialist principles were consistently subverted in practice by the nationalist goals to which socialist Zionism was committed. This is a controversial and timely book, which not only provides useful historical background to Israel's ongoing struggle to mobilise its citizenry to support a shared vision of nationhood, but also raises a question of general significance: is a national movement whose aim is a political and cultural revolution capable of coexisting with the universal values of secularism, individualism, and social justice? This bold critical reevaluation will unsettle long-standing myths as it contributes to a fresh new historiography of Zionism and Israel.

Paperback book in very good condition; some shelf wear.

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Author(s):
Zeev Sternhell
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0691009678
ISBN-13:
9780691009674
Number of pages:
419
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Title:
The Founding Myths Of Israel

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The well-known historian and political scientist Zeev Sternhell here advances a radically new interpretation of the founding of modern Israel. In this thought-provoking book, Sternhell demonstrates how socialist principles were consistently subverted in practice by the nationalist goals to which socialist Zionism was committed. This is a controversial and timely book, which not only provides useful historical background to Israel's ongoing struggle to mobilise its citizenry to support a shared vision of nationhood, but also raises a question of general significance: is a national movement whose aim is a political and cultural revolution capable of coexisting with the universal values of secularism, individualism, and social justice? This bold critical reevaluation will unsettle long-standing myths as it contributes to a fresh new historiography of Zionism and Israel.

Paperback book in very good condition; some shelf wear.

Author(s):
Zeev Sternhell
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0691009678
ISBN-13:
9780691009674
Number of pages:
419
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Title:
The Founding Myths Of Israel

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