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The Invention of a Nation

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The vulnerability which is the lot of any nation without a state was experienced in a particularly extreme way by the Jews. With the destitution and persecution of many Jewish communities in the 19th century, especially in Eastern Europe, Jews demanded a solution to their uprootedness. This required a state. Alain Dieckhoff recounts the tortuous ordeal through which the Je ...more
Paperback, 297 pages
Published March 4th 2003 by C. Hurst
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Aug 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Picked up a copy on the sale table at Limmud Johannesburg 2009. Enjoying it immensely so far. (But then again, I’m a nerd.) It’s interesting to see Zionism being examined as (almost) just another 19th Century budding nationalism (apart from the whole lack of language and territory thing).

I really need to read this again, and follow up on some of the bibliographical references. Although I see myself as well-read/informed when it comes to the origins and ideology of Zionism, there was a lot that w
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