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Πέμπτη, 01 Μαϊος 2008 03:00

Zeev Sternhell The founding myths of Israel Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey 1998

Γράφτηκε από Veatriki Aravani, Marina Tomara

'Memory is not only a filter; it has also a regrettable way of reflecting the needs of the present''. In this comparative political treatise, Zeev Sternhell seeks to challenge longstanding myths surrounding the founding of modern Israel. His stance on this demythologizing work is partially connected to the post-Zionist intellectual movement, which challenges the prevailing truisms of Zionist historiography, trying at the same time to put them in a historical context and explain them. As an advocate of this new approach, the writer moves away from the conceptual and widely accepted "myths" that view Zionism as a socialist-democratic movement of national liberation.