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Plowshares into Swords: From Zionism to Israel
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Plowshares into Swords: From Zionism to Israel (Paperback)

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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.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsGeopolitics Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 28/01/2021 ISBN-13: 9781788739672  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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