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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ruth R Wisse
|Description:||xv, 231 pages ; 20 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. 1: The great experiment --
pt. 2: Unanticipated consequences of emancipation --
pt. 3: Return to Zion.
|Series Title:||Jewish encounters.|
|Responsibility:||Ruth R. Wisse.|
Although she sees hope in the State of Israel, Wisse questions the way the strategies of the Diaspora continue to drive the Jewish state, echoing Abba Eban's observation that Israel was the only nation to win a war and then sue for peace. And then she draws a persuasive parallel to the United States today, as it struggles to figure out how a liberal democracy can face off against enemies who view Western morality as weakness. This deeply provocative book is sure to stir debate both inside and outside the Jewish world. Wisse's narrative offers a compelling argument that is rich with history and bristling with contemporary urgency.