The Israel Test

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Richard Vigilante Books, 2009 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
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Israel is the crucial battlefield for Capitalism and Freedom in our time.
George Gilder's global best-seller Wealth and Poverty made the moral case for capitalism. Now Gilder makes the case for Israel, portraying a conflict of barbarism and envy against civilization and creativity.
Gilder reveals Israel as a leader of human civilization, technological progress, and scientific advance. Tiny Israel stands behind only the United States in its contributions to the hi-tech economy. Israel has become the world's paramount example of the blessings of freedom.
Hatred of Israel, like anti-Semitism through history, arises from resentment of Jewish success. Rooted in a Marxist zero-sum-game theory of economics, this vision has fueled the anti-Semitic rantings of Hitler, Arafat, Osama, and history's other notorious haters.
Faced with a contest between murderous regimes sustained by envy and Nazi ideology, and a free, prosperous, and capitalist, Israel—whose side are you on?
  

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User Review  - Edward - Goodreads

Gilder is a man of strong opinions and he has little tolerance for those who disagree with his favorable opinions about Israel. For him; “The central issue in international politics, dividing the ... Read full review

Review: The Israel Test: Why the World's Most Besieged State is a Beacon of Freedom and Hope for the World Economy

User Review  - Elke - Goodreads

A lot of great information, but too focused on the past and not presenting any real solutions. I'm more than open to hearing issues with the two state solution, but I'd also like some alternatives. Endure isn't an alternative. Read full review

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George Gilder's bestselling books have sold more than two million copies worldwide. In Wealth and Poverty, one of the most influential books of our time, Gilder made the moral case for capitalist creativity. With The Spirit of Enterprise, Microcosm, Telecosm, and Life After Television, Gilder achieved renown as a stunningly accurate prophet of the direction of technology development and enterprise, including Israel's world˜beating contributions. A contributing editor to Forbes magazine, Gilder has produced the annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference since 1997, offering leading edge forecasts and analysis from the top technology firms and research centers around the world. Gilder also heads Gilder Technology Associates, a venture capital fund focusing on breakthrough technologies. In 1986 President Ronald Reagan presented Gilder the White House Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Gilder is a contributing editor to Forbes and writes frequently for national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Wired, National Review, and The American Spectator.

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