Don't miss Nation Books author Max Blumenthal talking about his new book at Left Bank Books in St. Louis. 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."
"[A] bold and shocking book, presenting persuasively a major theoretical and polemical argument about Israel almost completely at odds with the image most Americans have of it... Even those generally well-informed about Israel and its occupation of the Palestinian territories will have their views challenged by Blumenthal’s sharp eye and deadpan factual presentations."
The American Conservative
“The only worthwhile, honest discussion of Israel can come from someone who possesses two attributes: fearlessness and expertise. Max Blumenthal wields both in abundance, and the result is an eye-opening and stunningly insightful book about the dramatic plight of a country central to America's political fortunes.”
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in the New York Times, Los 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.
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