- Editorial Reviews Book Description
- In this long-awaited sequel to his international bestseller
The Holocaust Industry, Norman G. Finkelstein moves from an iconoclastic
interrogation of the new anti-Semitism to a meticulously researched expose
of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
- Bringing to bear the latest findings on the conflict
and recasting the scholarly debate, Finkelstein points to a consensus among
historians and human rights organizations on the factual record. Why, then,
does so much controversy swirl around the conflict? Finkelstein's answer,
copiously documented, is that apologists for Israel contrive controversy.
Whenever Israel comes under international pressure, another media campaign
alleging a global outbreak of anti-Semitism is mounted.
- Finkelstein also scrutinizes the proliferation of distortion
masquerading as history. Recalling Joan Peters' book From Time Immemorial,
published to great fanfare in 1984 but subsequently exposed as an academic
hoax, he asks deeply troubling questions here about the periodic reappearance
of spurious scholarship and the uncritical acclaim it receives. The most
recent addition to this mendacious genre, Finkelstein argues, is Harvard
Law Professor Alan Dershowitz's bestseller, The Case for Israel.
- The core analysis of Beyond Chutzpah sets Dershowitz's
assertions on Israel's human rights record against the findings of the
mainstream human rights community. Sifting through thousands of pages of
reports from organizations such as Amnesty International, B'Tselem, and
Human Rights Watch, Finkelstein demonstrates that Dershowitz has systematically
misrepresented the facts.
- Thoroughly researched and tightly argued, Beyond Chutzpah
lifts the veil of contrived controversy shrouding the Israel-Palestine
conflict, enabling readers in search of a just and lasting peace to act
on the basis of truth.
- From the Back Cover
- "A very solid, important and highly informative
book. Norman Finkelstein provides extensive details and analysis, with
considerable historical depth and expert research, of a very wide range
of issues concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S."--Noam
Chomsky, author of Hegemony or Survival
- "The scholarship is simply superb. Finkelstein has
clearly done his homework, and consulted and mastered a breathtaking range
of material: primary sources and documents, scholarly works, reports old
and new, correspondence with relevant individuals, and numerous other sources
too. He has left no stone unturned."--Mouin Rabbani, Contributing
Editor, Middle East Report
- "Accurate, well-written, and devastatingly important."
- --Daniel Boyarin, author of Unheroic Conduct and A Radical
- About the Author
- Norman G. Finkelstein teaches Political Science at DePaul
University. His books include The Holocaust Industry (2000); A Nation on
Trial (1998; with Ruth Bettina Birn), named a notable book for 1998 by
the New York Times Sunday Book Review; and Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine
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- Product Details
- * Hardcover: 253 pages * Publisher: University of
California Press (August 1, 2005) * Language: English * ISBN: 0520245989