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386 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: In Good Faith
  • Part One 1989: Our Age
  • Chapter I Downhill All the Way
  • Chapter II Europe: The Grand Illusion
  • Chapter III Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Chapter IV Why the Cold War Worked
  • Chapter V Freedom and Freedonia
  • Part Two Israel, the Holocaust, and the Jews
  • Chapter VI The Road to Nowhere
  • Chapter VII Israel: The Alternative
  • Chapter VIII A Lobby, Not a Conspiracy
  • Chaper IX The "Problem of Evil" in Postwar Europe
  • Chapter X Fictions on the Ground
  • Chapter XI Israel Must Unpick Its Ethnic Myth
  • Chapter XII Israel Without Cliches
  • Chapter XIII What Is to Be Done?
  • Part Three 9/11 and the New World Order
  • Chapter XIV On the Plague
  • Chapter XV Its Own Worst Enemy
  • Chapter XVI The Way We Live Now
  • Chapter XVII Anti-Americans Abroad
  • Chapter XVIIIThe New World Order
  • Chapter XIX Is the UN Doomed?
  • Chapter XX What Have We Learned, if Anything?
  • Part Four The Way We Live Now
  • Chapter XXI The Glory of the Rails
  • Chapter XXII Bring Back the Rails!
  • Chapter XXIII The Wrecking Ball of Innovation
  • Chapter XXIV What Is Living and What Is Dead in Social Democracy?
  • Chapter XXV Generations in the Balance
  • Part Five In the Long Run We Are All Dead
  • Chapter XXVI Francois Furet (1927-1997)
  • Chapter XXVII Amos Elon (1926-2009)
  • Chapter XXVIII Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009)
  • Chronological List of Tony Judt's Published Essays and Criticism
  • Index
"In an age in which the lack of independent public intellectuals has often been sorely lamented, the historian Tony Judt played a rare and valuable role, bringing together history and current events, Europe and America, what was and what is with what should be. In When the Facts Change, Tony Judt's widow and fellow historian Jennifer Homans has assembled an essential collection of the most important and influential pieces written in the last fifteen years of Judt's life, the years in which he found his voice in the public sphere. Included are seminal essays on the full range of Judt's concerns, including Europe as an idea and in reality, before 1989 and thereafter; Israel, the Holocaust and the Jews; American hyperpower and the world after 9/11; and issues of social inclusion and social justice in an age of increasing inequality. Judt was at once most at home and in a state of what he called internal exile from his native England, from Europe, and from America, and he finally settled in New York--between them all. He was a historian of the twentieth century acutely aware of the dangers of ethnic exceptionalism, and if he was shaped by anything, it was the Jewish past and his own secularism. His essays on Israel ignited a firestorm debate for their forthright criticisms of Israeli government polices relating to the Palestinians and the occupied territories. Those crucial pieces are published here in book form for the first time, including an essay, never previously published, called 'What Is to Be Done?' These pieces are suffused with a deep compassion for the Israeli dilemma, a compassion that instilled in Judt a sense of responsibility to speak out and try to find a better path, away from what he saw as a road to ruin. When the Facts Change also contains Judt's homages to the culture heroes who were some of his greatest inspirations: Amos Elon, Francois Furet, Leszek Kolakowski, and perhaps above all Albert Camus, who never accepted the complacent view that the problem of evil couldn't lie within us as well as outside us. Included here too is a magnificent two-part essay on the social and political importance of railway travel to our modern conception of a good society; as well as the urgent text of 'What Is Living and What Is Dead in Social Democracy,' the final public speech of his life, delivered from a wheelchair after he had been stricken with a terrible illness; and a tender and wise dialogue with his then-teenage son, Daniel, about the different outlooks and burdens of their two generations. To read When the Facts Change is to miss Tony Judt's voice terribly, but to cherish it for what it was, and still is: a wise, human, deeply informed view on our most pressing concerns, delivered in good faith. "-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
HISTORY-287C-01

2. Zionism [2009]

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xxiii, 206 p. ; 20 cm.
  • I. The Idea of a Jewish State A. Self-Representations of Zionist Origins B. Jewish Settlement in Palestine before Zionism C. Europe and the Near East Between Multinational Empire and Nation-State D. The Origins of Jewish Nationalism II. Crystallization of a Movement, 1881-97 A. New Jewish Immigration and Settlement Patterns in Palestine B. Conflicting Concepts: Palestine as a Refuge and a National Home C. The Beginnings of Western European Jewish Involvement in Palestine D. Theodor Herzl and the Establishment of the World Zionist Organization III. Zionist Diplomacy and Jewish Settlement under Ottoman Rule, 1897-1918 A. Political, Practical, and Synthetic Zionism B. The Second Aliyah and its Impact on Zionist Development C. The Beginnings of Zionist-Arab Friction D. World War I, the Balfour Declaration, and the Rise of Palestinian Nationalism IV. Growth of the Zionist Enterprise under the British Mandate, 1918-29 A. The Structure of the Mandatory Regime B. Building Palestine's Economic Infrastructure C. The Hegemony of the Labor Movement and the Revisionist Challenge D. Building a New Jewish National Culture V. The End of British-Zionist Cooperation, 1929-48 A. Arab Opposition Mounts-- Britain Rethinks the Mandate B. The Rise of Nazism and the Struggle over Immigration C. The Idea of Partition and its Challenge to Zionist Thought D. Britain as Enemy VI. The Partitioned State, 1948-67 A. Proclaiming Independence and the 1948 War B. New Tasks for Zionism: The Post-Holocaust Jewish World C. Mass Immigration and Social Change D. Israel's Relations with the Arab World VII. Greater Israel, 1967- A. The Six-Day War and its Effects B. Religious Zionism: Messianic Influences in Israeli Politics and Culture C. The 1973 War and the Tribulations of the Peace Process D. Facing the Palestinians VIII. Towards a New Era? A. Non-Jews in a Jewish State B. The Impact of Globalization C. Jewish or Israeli? D. The Post-Zionist Debates.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405835565 20160528
"This is a superb introduction to a crucial chapter in Jewish history for the uninitiated reader. In this engaging and highly accessible book, David Engel provides a concise, informative and lucid account of the history of the modern Zionist movement and its impact on both Israeli society and Israel's relations with Diaspora Jewry." Yael Zerubavel, Professor of Jewish Studies & History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and author of Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Tradition. "David Engel's book is a masterpiece of brevity and insight, offering a sweeping survey of political Zionism from its 19th century inception, through its practical realization, to its standing in contemporary Israel. The debate on Zionism as the liberation movement for Jews everywhere is greatly enriched by this fascinating study." Ronald W. Zweig, Taub Professor of Israel Studies at New York University and author of Britain and Palestine During the Second World War.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405835565 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-287C-01
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517 p. ; 24cm.
Love and darkness are just two of the powerful forces that run through Amos Oz's extraordinary, moving story. He takes us on a bold, seductive journey through his childhood and adolescence, a quixotic child's eye view along Jerusalem's wartorn streets in the 1940s and '50s, and into the infernal marriage of two kind, well-meaning people: his fussy, logical father, and his dreamy, romantic mother. Caught between them is one small boy with the weight of generations on his shoulders. And at the tragic heart of the tale is the suicide of his mother, when Amos was twelve-and-a-half years old. Soon after, still a gawky adolescent, he left home, changed his name and became a tractor driver on a kibbutz. 'Jews go back to Palestine' urged the graffiti in 1930s Lithuania, so they went; then later the walls of Europe shouted 'Jews get out of Palestine'. Oz's story dives into 120 years of family history and paradox, the saga of a Jewish love-hate affair with Europe that sweeps from Vilna and Odessa, via Poland and Prague, to Israel. Those who stayed in Europe were murdered; those who escaped took the past with them. In search of the roots of his family tragedy, he uncovers the secrets and skel.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780701174217 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-287C-01
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xix, 265 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-287C-01