Why Are Jews Liberals?
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Description: From the bestselling author ofWorld War IV, a brilliant and provocative examination of a central question in American politics and culture that is sure to generate tremendous controversy. Norman Podhoretz says he has never in his entire life been asked any question on any subject as often as "Why are so many Jews liberals?"-or in its more specifically political form, "Why do most Jews always vote for the Democrats?" Podhoretz proposes to solve this puzzle. He first offers a fascinating account of anti-Semitism in the West to show why, for most of that time, Jews quite sensibly concluded that they had much more to fear from the right than the left. But since the Six Day War of 1967, he argues, this position has no longer made sense, and yet most Jews go on supporting the Democratic Party and the liberal agenda. Reviewing the history of Jewish political attitudes and thoroughly examining the available evidence, he then demonstrates that all the usual explanations-such as a passion for justice allegedly deriving from the prophets of the Hebrew Bible-are either inadequate or flat-out false. Finally he proposes his own answer to the great puzzle of why most Jews remain as committed to liberalism as ever. There is no more vigorous thinker or skilled polemicist in American intellectual life than Norman Podhoretz. InWhy Are Jews Liberals?he sums up his thinking on the political inclinations of his fellow Jews-in the process confounding conventional wisdom and changing the way we view American politics.
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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/8/2009
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall