Max Blumenthal at the Dallas World Affairs Council
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    • Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal

Don't miss Nation Books author Max Blumenthal talking about his new book at the Dallas World Affairs Council. The latest work from the acclaimed journalist is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

In an article for Al-Monitor, Akiva Eldar—a former chief political columnist and editorial writer for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, where he worked for 35 years—writes,

Unlike most Jews — American or Israeli — Blumenthal chose to leave his comfort zone, go into disputed territory and examine the burning questions for himself. In fact, Blumenthal's greatest strength and interest is in events on the ground and the people who live there, far from the 'peace process' and diplomatic salons. 

Blumenthal immerses himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements. In Goliath, Blumenthal reveals an Israel where right-wing leaders are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where there is an organized assault on civil liberties; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as "demographic threats." 

"[Blumenthal is] genuinely interested in the truth, and knows that the truth in politics often lurks in those dark caves of viciousness... [Goliath is] the kind of book that you just open to any chapter and quickly get a sense of both the particular and the whole. You'll find yourself instantly immersed in an engrossing family romance-one part tender, one part train-wreck-and wish you had the entire day to keep reading. Put it down, and pick it up the next day, and you'll have the exact same feeling."
Corey Robin, associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, the Daily Beast, The Nation, and many other publications. His book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party (Nation Books, 2010) was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.

Watch Blumenthal on Democracy Now! Part II is available here.

An excerpt of Goliath is available via AlterNet and Salon. For more information about the book, click here. Buy the book here

Start: November 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM0
End: November 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM1
Where: 400 Crescent Ct.
Rosewood Crescent Hotel
Dallas, TX 75201
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