The Jewish Radical Right: Revisionist Zionism and Its Ideological Legacy (Google eBook)

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, Mar 14, 2005 - Political Science - 248 pages
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The Jewish Radical Right is the first comprehensive analysis of Zionist Revisionist thought in the 1920s and 1930s, and of its ideological legacy in modern-day Israel. The Revisionists, under the leadership of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, offered a radical view of Jewish history and a revolutionary vision for its future. Using new archival material, Eran Kaplan examines the intellectual and cultural origins of the Zionist and Israeli Right, when Revisionism evolved into one of the most important movements in the Zionist camp. He presents revisionism as a form of integral nationalism, rooted in an ontological monism and intellectually related to the radical right-wing ideologies that flourished in the early twentieth century. Kaplan provocatively suggests that revisionism's legacies can be found both in the right-wing policies of Likud and in the heart of Post Zionism and its critique of mainstream (Labor) Zionism.

Published with support from the Koret Jewish Studies Program
  

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Largely overlooked for not fitting into the mainstream liberal paradigm of socialist Zionist politics, Zionist Revisionists, representing the radical right of Zionism, have been ignored largely by ... Read full review

Contents

Between Left and Right
3
Monism
31
A Mobilized Society
51
The State of Pleasure
75
Land Space and Gender
111
Neither East nor West
138
Epilogue
159
Notes
179
Bibliography
213
Index
225
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Eran Kaplan is assistant professor of Judaic studies at the University of Cincinnati.

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