A Political Theory for the Jewish People

2017.02.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chaim Gans, A Political Theory for the Jewish People, Oxford University Press, 2016, 305pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.02.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Chaim Gans, A Political Theory for the Jewish People, Oxford University Press, 2016, 305pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190237547. Reviewed by Benjamin Pollock, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Chaim Gans' The Limits of Nationalism (2003) argued on liberal grounds for the enduring importance of cultural nationalism, and his A Just Zionism (2008) introduced an interpretation of Zionism according to which this particular case of cultural nationalism may be viewed as justifiable. In his most recent work, Gans clarifies the uniqueness of his own "egalitarian" interpretation of Zionism by situating it among a wide range of interpretations of Zionism as political idea and reality. He surveys the principal positions in the current debate over Zionism; analyzes and evaluates the arguments advanced by each of these positions and explores the moral ontologies they presuppose and the historiographies of Judaism they imply;. . .

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