Ploughshares into Swords by Arno J. Mayer
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Ploughshares into Swords
By Arno J. Mayer

Ploughshares into Swords

From Zionism to Israel

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Ploughshares into Swords by Arno J. Mayer

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This rich, authoritative history chronicles the Zionist Israeli quest from its origins in pre-Great War Europe. Mayer traces the development of political Zionism's primal resolve to implant a state for Jews in a Middle East of ever greater strategic importance. He provides new perspectives on key turning points as well as on such enduring issues as the young country's dire need for imperial protection, the oil imperative, the hidden ascendance of Jabotinsky's martial and expansionist canon, reliance on the American Jewish and Christian evangelical lobbies, the post-colonial backlash against Western supremacy, the asymmetry of power between Israelis and Palestinians, the Zionist Israeli leaders' studied prevarication on borders, and the emergence of political Judaism and political Islam.Incorporating reflections on founding violence, sovereignty, resistance, terror, and religious politics, "Ploughshares into Swords" is an absorbing, challenging narrative of Zionism and Israel in the context of world history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844672356
ISBN-10: 1844672352
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 163mm x 39mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Arno J. Mayer

Arno Mayer is Professor Emeritus of European History at Princeton University. His many books include "The Persistence of the Old Regime: Europe to the Great War," "The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions," "Plowshares into Swords: From Zionism to Israel" and "Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? The "Final Solution" in History."

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