Deconstructing Zionism: A Critique of Political Metaphysic

2014.05.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gianni Vattimo and Michael Marder (eds.), Deconstructing Zionism: A Critique of Political Metaphysics, Bloomsbury, 2014,
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2014.05.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gianni Vattimo and Michael Marder (eds.), Deconstructing Zionism: A Critique of Political Metaphysics, Bloomsbury, 2014, 189pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781441105943. Reviewed by Shaul Magid, Indiana University Bloomington Deconstruction: A strategy of critical analysis associated with the French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), directed towards exposing unquestioned metaphysical assumptions and internal contradictions in philosophical and literary language. Zionism: A movement among modern Jews having for its object the assured settlement of their race upon a national basis in Palestine; after 1948, concerned chiefly with the development of the State of Israel. This is how the on-line OED defines the two terms that constitute the title of this collection. One assumption of deconstruction is that under close investigation, ideas, theories, even ostensibly coherent sentences, collapse in. . .

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