Old New Land

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M. Wiener, 1997 - Fiction - 295 pages
Old New Land forever altered the face of the Middle East. The book was a nineteenth-century utopian blueprint for a modern state of Israel. There were Jewish settlers in Palestine, and Zionist ideas had existed in Eastern Europe before Herzl, but Herzl made Zionism into a cultural and political movement acceptable to Western governments and intellectuals. His prophecy at the end of this book became reality: "If you will it, it is not a fable." The author, founder of the Zionist movement, considered this utopian story his best literary work: an expression of his art, with a political message.

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Kind of a sad book to read in the 21st century. Herzl had a really sweet vision for a peaceful, western, advanced country. The main interest in reading this is naturally comparing what he planned with ... Read full review

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