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Author Pianko, Noam

Title Zionism and the roads not taken : Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn / Noam Pianko
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 277 pages)
Series The modern Jewish experience
Modern Jewish experience (Bloomington, Ind.)
Contents Breaking the sovereign mold: nation beyond state in modern Jewish thought -- "Sovereignty is international anarchy": Jews, World War I, and the future of nationalism -- Text, not territory: Simon Rawidowicz, global Hebraism, and the centering of decentered national life -- Making American democracy safe for Judaism: Mordecai Kaplan, national civilization, and the morality of Zionism -- From German Zionism to American nationalism: Hans Kohn, cultural humanism, and the realization of "the political idea of Judaism" -- Zionism, Jewish peoplehood, and the dilemmas of nationality in a global era
Summary Today, Zionism is understood as a national movement whose primary historical goal was the establishment of a Jewish state. However, Zionism's association with national sovereignty was not foreordained. Zionism and the Roads Not Taken uncovers the thought of three key interwar Jewish intellectuals who defined Zionism's central mission as challenging the model of a sovereign nation-state: historian Simon Rawidowicz, religious thinker Mordecai Kaplan, and political theorist Hans Kohn. Although their models d
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983.
Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971.
Rawidowicz, Simon, 1897-1957.
Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983 fast (OCoLC)fst01435004
Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971 fast (OCoLC)fst00045111
Rawidowicz, Simon, 1897-1957 fast (OCoLC)fst00120508
Subject Jews -- Identity -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Zionism and Judaism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Nationalism.
Jews -- Identity.
Jews -- Intellectual life.
Zionism and Judaism.
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009051590
ISBN 9780253004307
Other Titles Zionism & the roads not taken