ISBN-10:
0521111102
ISBN-13:
9780521111102
Pub. Date:
11/09/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Post-Zionism, Post-Holocaust: Three Essays on Denial, Forgetting, and the Delegitimation of Israel

Post-Zionism, Post-Holocaust: Three Essays on Denial, Forgetting, and the Delegitimation of Israel

by Elhanan Yakira, Michael Swirsky
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Elhanan Yakira is currently Schulman Professor of Philosophy at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and holds a doctorate from the Sorbonne in France.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521111102
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/09/2009
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Elhanan Yakira is currently Schulman Professor of Philosophy at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and holds his doctorate from the Sorbonne in France. His publications include N�cessit�, Contrainte et Choix - la m�taphysique de la libert� chez Spinoza et Leibniz (1989), La causalit� de Galil�e � Kant (1994), Shlomo Ben Ami: Quel avenir pour Isra�l? (with Jeffrey Barash and Yves-Charles Zarka, 2001) and Leibniz� Theory of the Rational (with E. Grosholz, 1998). He also translated Liebnitz� Discours de m�taphysique et la correspondence avec Arnauld into Hebrew and edited Descartes�Meditations and other philosophical classics.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xiii

I Holocaust Denial and the Left 1

A True Story, Some Facts, and a Bit of Commentary 1

The Origins of an Ideological Perversion: The Anarcho-Pacifism of Paul Rassinier 5

The Meaning of a Metaphor: "Ideological Perversion" 15

Scholarship in the Service of Denial and Denial in the Service of the Revolution: Robert Paurisson and Pierre Guillaume 22

Holocaust Denial and the Struggle against Zionist Imperialism: SergeThion and Noam Chomsky 36

Holocaust Denial and Islamist Humanism 46

The Community and the Opprobrium 51

2 The Holocaust and the Good Israelis 63

Find the Differences 63

Excursus 1 Ideology and Historical Truth 89

The Holocaust as an Alibi 95

The Holocaust and the Collective Pathology of the Israelis 101

Excursus 2 What Is Wrong with Instrumentalizing the Holocaust? 120

The Accusation of Abandonment, Betrayal, and Exploitation 126

The International 137

Excursus 3 What Makes Auschwitz Unique and to What Is It Comparable? 153

On the Humanness of Auschwitz and Israeli Guilt 165

The Eichmann Trial and the Israeli Catastrophe 194

One More Remark 216

3 On the Political and the Antipolitical: Hannah Arendt, Eichmann, and Israel 220

Arendt and the Community of Opprobrium 220

Arendt and the Israeli Opprobrium 222

Arendt and Zionism: A Story of Misunderstanding 227

The Eichmann Trial: A Story of Failure 257

4 Postscript: 1967 or 1948? 303

Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism 308

A One-State Solution 319

The Moral Disaster 326

Last Word, or the Logic of the Pot 328

Appendix: Biographical Notes 331

Index 335

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