Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, 2001 - 354 páginas
More than half a century after Nazi Germany's genocidal assault on the Jewish people, the Holocaust grips our attention as never before, raising hotly-debated questions: how is the Holocaust best remembered? What are its lessons? Who gets to answer those questions? Who owns the Holocaust? These questions provoke disagreements that can be cutthroat or constructive. Taking its point of departure from the controversy that swirled around the author's aborted appointment as director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Holocaust Politics shows how contemporary attitudes and priorities compete to determine that all-important difference.
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On November 22 , 2000 , the eve of the American holiday of Thanksgiving , no
one could say how the current tensions between Israelis and Palestinians would
play out , let alone be resolved , a judgment that remained valid as Passover and
Americans dream . To borrow a line from Arthur Miller ' s Death of a Salesman ,
doing so “ comes with the territory . ” 16 Frequently we Americans sum up our
dreams — or at least our political leaders do — by referring to the “ American
As inviting , elusive , and ambiguous , as tantalizing , ambitious , and yet
frustrating as those ideas remain , the Dream appears again and again in
American culture . Advertising and political rhetoric are only two sources ,
suggesting that “ the ...
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