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The invention of a nation : Zionist thought and the making of modern Israel

Author: Alain Dieckhoff
Publisher: London : C. Hurst, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work focuses on Zionism and its ultimate objective - the creation of a nation-state for Israel in Palestine. Alain Dieckhoff demonstrates that, with the destitution and persecution of many  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dieckhoff, Alain.
Invention of a nation.
London : C. Hurst, 2003
(OCoLC)606974030
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Dieckhoff
ISBN: 1850656509 9781850656500 1850655952 9781850655954
OCLC Number: 48065970
Description: xi, 297 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Zionism as the political invention of a nation --
1. The political beginnings of Zionism --
The Messengers of Zion: towards Messianic realism --
The constraints of anti-Semitism --
Theodor Herzl, the herald of the state --
2. Socialist Zionism: from community to state --
Praise of Anarchist prophecy --
Illusory Marxism, or the poverty of theory --
Dionysian Zionism: belief in Pantheism --
Class, nation, state: the Holy Trinity of Socialist Zionism --
3. Hebrew, the language of the nation --
Language as a political issue --
The paradoxes of the Haskala --
Hebrew, the womb of the nation --
The crisis of the intelligentsia and the rise of Zionism --
4. From condemnation to praise: Orthodox Jewry and Zionism --
Religion and nationalism --
Three responses to the shaking of tradition --
The guardians of the City of God --
For the political sovereignty of God --
Under the banner of religious nationalism --
The Rav Kook and the mystique of paradox --
By blood and fire: the diehard nationalism of the Zionist Right --
Vladimir Zeev Jabotinsky, father of the Zionist Right --
Liberalism within strict limits --
National messianism --
saving the self of the individual and of the nation --
Organic nationalism --
Force at the heart of politics --
Politics is a struggle --
1930-1949: The generation of revolt --
Deliverance through violence --
Right-wing revolutionaries --
The totalitarian temptation --
6. Political life through Zionism: a precarious victory --
The political as a sign of the fall --
The state at the heart of Jewish political modernity --
The search for rational politics --
Postscript: Israel at the dawn of the twenty-first century: between neo Zionism and post Zionism --
Three forms of post Zionism --
In defence of Zionism.
Responsibility: Alain Dieckhoff.
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'In this extremely interesting book, Dieckhoff has claimed Zionism as a serious rationalist ideology.' -Colin Schindler, Fellow in Israeli Studies, SOAS

 
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