The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer

On Order

$31.25
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse World History- Middle East

Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

by

Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History Cover

ISBN13: 9780520249899
ISBN10: 0520249895
Condition:
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"A very solid, important, and highly informative book. Norman Finkelstein provides extensive details and analysis, with considerable historical depth and expert research, of a very wide range of issues concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S."—Noam Chomsky, author of Hegemony or Survival

"The most comprehensive, systematic, and well-documented work of its kind. It is one of the harshest—rational and nonemotional—texts about the daily practices of the occupation and colonization of the Palestinian territories by Israel, and it is an excellent demonstration of how and why the blind defenders of Israel, by basing their arguments on false facts and figures, actually bring more damage than gains to their cause."—Baruch Kimmerling, George S. Wise Professor of Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"A brave and daring challenge, meticulously researched. Must reading for anyone committed to a just and enduring peace in the Middle East."—Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

Beyond Chutzpah is a brilliantly illuminating study of the lengths to which some American Jews will go to present Israel in a favorable light. On display are all the sterling qualities for which Finkelstein has become famous: erudition, originality, spark, meticulous attention to detail, intellectual integrity, courage, and formidable forensic skills.”—Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, Oxford University

“The scholarship is simply superb. Finkelstein has clearly done his homework, and consulted and mastered a breathtaking range of material: primary sources and documents, scholarly works, reports old and new, correspondence with relevant individuals, and numerous other sources too. He has left no stone unturned.”—Mouin Rabbani, Contributing Editor, Middle East Report

Synopsis:

"A very solid, important and highly informative book. Norman Finkelstein provides extensive details and analysis, with considerable historical depth and expert research, of a very wide range of issues concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S."--Noam Chomsky, author of "Hegemony or Survival"The scholarship is simply superb. Finkelstein has clearly done his homework, and consulted and mastered a breathtaking range of material: primary sources and documents, scholarly works, reports old and new, correspondence with relevant individuals, and numerous other sources too. He has left no stone unturned."--Mouin Rabbani, Contributing Editor, "Middle East Report"Accurate, well-written, and devastatingly important."--Daniel Boyarin, author of "Unheroic Conduct and "A Radical Jew

Synopsis:

Meticulously researched and tightly argued, Beyond Chutzpah points to a consensus among historians and human rights organizations on the factual record of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Norman G. Finkelstein exposes the corruption of scholarship and the contrivance of controversy shrouding human rights abuses, and interrogates the new anti-Semitism. This paperback edition adds a preface analyzing recent developments in the conflict, and a new afterword on Israel's construction of a wall in the West Bank.

Synopsis:

This volume corrects the historical record of anti-Semitism, revealing recent scholarly consensus on the hottest issues of the Israel-Palestine conflict, especially human rights.

About the Author

Norman G. Finkelstein is currently an independent scholar. For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. His books include The Holocaust Industry (2000); A Nation on Trial (1998; with Ruth Bettina Birn), named a notable book for 1998 by the New York Times Sunday Book Review; and Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (1995).

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

clyde strombopoulos, November 16, 2008 (view all comments by clyde strombopoulos)
Hysterical Propaganda and Errors Galore

Readers should be aware of the polemical nature of this work. It is a pit-bull attack on pioneering studies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict authored by the eminent Harvard legal scholar Prof. Alan Dershowitz and by the trail-blazing journalist Joan Peters. The author is furious that they exposed the mythical contents of the Palestinian Arab narrative of the conflict, especially Peters' documentary evidence that the Palestinians are not the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine but the Jews are.

This reviewer counted 319 errors of fact, 226 statements of opinion without substantiation and 39 spelling mistakes in this book. It is quite a chutzpah for the author to expect readers to put up with this kind of shoddy writing.

Take this gem: our author tells us there are no other occupations in the world except for that of Israel's. A junior high school student, like my son, can readily refute this claim. India occupies Kashmir, Russia occupies Chechnya, Turkey occupies northern Cyprus, China occupies Tibet, Morocco occupies the western Sahara, Ethiopia occupies Somalia and Eritrea, Georgia occupies southern Ossetia and Abkhazia, Spain occupies Catalonia, France occupies Corsica, the United States occupies Puerto Rico, Azerbaijan occupies part of Armenia, Indonesia occupies Aceh, etc.

Again, another whopper. The author claims Israel is the only country in the world where torture is legally sanctioned. Not true. But it is true in the USA, Egypt, Mexico, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Palestine Authority, Syria, Libya, Iran, North Korea, Rwanda, Venezuela, Cuba, Vietnam, Pakistan, China, Russia, Serbia, Zimbabwe and 41 other countries.

And so it goes with the rest of the book, one boring propaganda lie after another.

It is truly appalling that the University of California Press published this horrible tripe by a Judeophobic Marxist ex-professor.
















Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 7 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520249899
Author:
Finkelstein, Norman G.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Finkelstein, Norman
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.13 in 23 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Very Short Introductions #28: Marx:... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  2. Varieties of Religious Experience: A... Used Mass Market $4.95
  3. Rector of Justin Used Mass Market $2.50
  4. The Party System. New Trade Paper $24.75
  5. Memory for Forgetfulness: August,... Used Trade Paper $15.95
  6. A History of Apologetics Used Trade Paper $14.00

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Middle East » Arab Israeli Conflict
History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$31.25 Backorder
Product details 488 pages University of California Press - English 9780520249899 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A very solid, important and highly informative book. Norman Finkelstein provides extensive details and analysis, with considerable historical depth and expert research, of a very wide range of issues concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S."--Noam Chomsky, author of "Hegemony or Survival"The scholarship is simply superb. Finkelstein has clearly done his homework, and consulted and mastered a breathtaking range of material: primary sources and documents, scholarly works, reports old and new, correspondence with relevant individuals, and numerous other sources too. He has left no stone unturned."--Mouin Rabbani, Contributing Editor, "Middle East Report"Accurate, well-written, and devastatingly important."--Daniel Boyarin, author of "Unheroic Conduct and "A Radical Jew
"Synopsis" by ,
Meticulously researched and tightly argued, Beyond Chutzpah points to a consensus among historians and human rights organizations on the factual record of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Norman G. Finkelstein exposes the corruption of scholarship and the contrivance of controversy shrouding human rights abuses, and interrogates the new anti-Semitism. This paperback edition adds a preface analyzing recent developments in the conflict, and a new afterword on Israel's construction of a wall in the West Bank.
"Synopsis" by , This volume corrects the historical record of anti-Semitism, revealing recent scholarly consensus on the hottest issues of the Israel-Palestine conflict, especially human rights.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.