Tel Aviv Review

How New Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Democracy

A rival politician might be running child prostitutes from a pizzeria. Election results you dislike are rigged. In their new book “A Lot of People are Saying,” Professors Nancy Rosenblum and Russell Muirhead argue that new conspiracists in Donald Trump’s America have no evidence and no argument – in essence, no theory at all.

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Can We Inoculate Democracy From Populism?

Prof. Jan Werner Muller considers “militant democracy,” when constitutions protect countries from populist injury, Christian democracy, conservatives and populism, and how communities of democratic countries can deal with members who stray.

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It Is a Sighted Man’s World

Dr Gili Hammer, anthropologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discusses her book exploring how visually impaired Israeli women grasp and perform the interface between blindness and gender.

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Martin Buber: A Beautiful Mind?

In a new biography, Paul Mendes-Flohr explores the journey of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, from his early years as a polyglot cosmopolitan intellectual under the waning Habsburg empire, to a voice of political dissent in the new state of Israel.

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Europe in the Middle East: The Imperfect Storm

How can the EU cope with the ruinous wars in Syria, Yemen and Libya, in a field full of foreign powers, and still tow a clear line on the Israeli Palestinian conflict? Muriel Asseburg makes sense of the quagmire and offers policy ideas for a mission that can look impossible.

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My People, Our History

Rashid Khalidi, a leading historian of the Palestinian national movement, weaves his family history into a century of the Palestinian national struggle against Israel and international forces seeking to thwart self-determination in his new book.

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The Environmental Peacemaker

Gidon Bromberg, director of EcoPeace Middle East, shows the urgency – and feasibility – of coordinating environmental policies and sharing vital resources between Israel, Palestine and Jordan. Because water, energy and climate change won’t wait.

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The Best and Worst of Both Worlds

In her latest book, Nancy Sinkoff recounts Lucy S. Dawidowicz’s life on the cusp between Europe and America, and between liberal socialism and Reagan-era conservatism

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Israel – Populist in Its Own Special Way

With comparative global context, Prof. Dani Filc asks how Israeli political populism differs from all others, or does it differ? What other countries share similar qualities in their own populist movements? He has surprising answers.

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In God We Trust? Nationalism and Secularization Revisited

Dr Zohar Maor, co-editor of “Nationalism and Secularization,” discusses new views on the crux of political modernity, and old views revisited.

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