Hans Arnhold Center Library

Amazon cover image
Image from Amazon.com

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

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New Haven London Yale University Press [2019]Copyright date: © 2019Description: VIII, 389 Seiten 25 cmContent type:
  • Text
Media type:
  • ohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen
Carrier type:
  • Band
ISBN:
  • 9780300222982
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 296.3/82
LOC classification:
  • DS149
Other classification:
  • ML 9340
  • NY 6000
  • 89.29
  • 15.76
  • 15.96
  • 15.06
Online resources: Action note:
  • BfZ
Summary: Introduction : A double grief, and a hope -- Part one. Europeans. Hannah Arendt : left, right, or wrong? -- Arthur Koestler : the Zionist as anti-semite -- Part two. Socialists. Maxime Rodinson : Marxism, Zionism, and the Arab world -- Isaac Deutscher : a very Jewish Jew -- Albert Memmi : Zionism as national liberation -- Fred Halliday : the journey of a '68er -- Part three. Americans. I.F. Stone : the limits of Isaiah -- Noam Chomsky : the responsibility of intellectuals -- Conclusion : The genius for failure.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
List(s) this item appears in: Institutional Bibliography (titles written at the American Academy in Berlin)
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Holdings
Item type Current library Collection Shelving location Call number Status Date due Barcode
single unit book single unit book HAC Library - Holdings of the American Academy in Berlin F (Affiliated) HAC – 1st floor – Library Room – Open Stacks F:DS149 .L558 2019 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 2023-4612

Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-369) and index

Introduction : A double grief, and a hope -- Part one. Europeans. Hannah Arendt : left, right, or wrong? -- Arthur Koestler : the Zionist as anti-semite -- Part two. Socialists. Maxime Rodinson : Marxism, Zionism, and the Arab world -- Isaac Deutscher : a very Jewish Jew -- Albert Memmi : Zionism as national liberation -- Fred Halliday : the journey of a '68er -- Part three. Americans. I.F. Stone : the limits of Isaiah -- Noam Chomsky : the responsibility of intellectuals -- Conclusion : The genius for failure.

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

Archivierung/Langzeitarchivierung gewährleistet SLG BfZ pdager DE-24

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.
©American Academy in Berlin GmbH, 2023
Technical support: HKS3, Koha support in Austria and beyond, for the American Academy in Berlin GmbH, 2022-2023
Background picture: by Annie Spratt  on Unsplash

Powered by Koha