Plowshares into Swords
From Zionism to Israel
by Arno Mayer
PaperbackPaperback with free ebook
448 pages / January 2021 / 9781788739672
September 2020 / 9781789604085
HardbackHardback with free ebook
432 pages / August 2008 / 9781844672356
Eminent historian Arno J. Mayer traces the thinkers, leaders, and shifting geopolitical contexts that shaped the founding and 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 Israel’s indefinite deferral of the “Arab Question,” the strategic thinking behind the building of settlements and border walls, and the endurance of Palestinian resistance.
“In Plowshares into Swords, Arno Mayer gives a sweeping and often illuminating overview of the story of Zionism.”
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