RUBBER BULLETS POWER AND CONSCIENCE IN MODERN ISRAEL

By: EZRAHI, YARON

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C1997 SOFTCOVER, LIGHT WEAR/FADE TO CORNERS/SPINE/EDGES [EZRAHI, YARON] POWER AND CONSCIENCE IN MODERN ISRAEL


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Among commentators on Israeli affairs, Yaron Ezrahi is distinguished by his analytical brilliance, his twin passions for Jewish traditions and the tradition of liberal democracy, and his ability to see behind current events to their causes, some of them three generations in the making, some three millennia. Here he offers an uncommonly insightful analysis of the ways that history, politics, and the national character of Israel come to bear on current affairs there. Ezrahi regards surprising and divisive events--such as the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Benjamin Netanyahu's defeat of Shimon Peres in the subsequent ministerial election--as signs of an ongoing, fundamental conflict in Israeli society. He explores ways in which the conflict is felt in diverse aspects of Israeli life and culture, from the social dimensions of military service and the development of the modern Hebrew language to Israelis' attitudes toward nature and the status of women. In chapters that blend probing analysis with stirring memoir, Ezrahi tells the story of Israel's transformation from a defensive, embattled society held together by a myth of national liberation to a prosperous liberal society that must make room for the many different stories of individual Israelis.

Title: RUBBER BULLETS POWER AND CONSCIENCE IN MODERN ISRAEL

Author Name: EZRAHI, YARON

Categories: World History,

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

ISBN Number: 0520214161

ISBN Number 13: 9780520214163

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 242025

Keywords: C1997 SOFTCOVER, LIGHT WEAR/FADE TO CORNERS/S,