Omri Boehm speaks on "Tragedy or Political Correctness: Ari Shavit and the Confusion of the Zionist Liberal Left"
- 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 2, 2014
- 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 2, 2014
- CAS 326
Ari Shavit's recent book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, has been acclaimed in The New York Times as a true 'conversation changer'; as the most important book to be written about Israel since the sixties. But can Shavit's attempted return to center-left liberal Zionism genuinely distinguish itself from the Zionism of the right? Does Shavit courageously retell Israel's political tragedy or, in fact, attempts to render it irrelevant? Omri Boehm, an Israeli professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research, analyzes the book in light of Hannah Arendt's essay "Zionism Reconsidered" and his experiences growing up in the Galilee. (Kosher Pizza provided.)