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Plowshares into Swords

From Zionism to Israel

Arno Mayer



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04 February 2021
In this authoritative text, Arno J. Mayer traces the thinkers, leaders and shifting geopolitical contexts that shaped the founding and onward development of the Israeli state. He recovers for posterity internal critics such as the philosopher Martin Buber who argued for peaceful coexistence with the Palestinian Arabs. 'A sense of limits is the better part of valour', Mayer insists. Plowshares into Swords explores Israeli's indefinite deferral of the 'Arab Question', the strategic thinking behind its settlement building and border walls, and the endurance of Palestinian resistance.
By:   Arno Mayer
Imprint:   Verso
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9781788739672
ISBN 10:   1788739671
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   04 February 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Arno Mayer is Professor Emeritus of European History at Princeton University. His books include The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions, The Persistence of the Old Regime: Europe to the Great War, and Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? The 'Final Solution' in History.

Reviews for Plowshares into Swords: From Zionism to Israel

Sweeping and often illuminating - Geoffrey Wheatcroft, New Statesman

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