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The Resource The star and the stripes : a history of the foreign policies of American Jews, Michael N. Barnett

The star and the stripes : a history of the foreign policies of American Jews, Michael N. Barnett

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The star and the stripes : a history of the foreign policies of American Jews
Title
The star and the stripes
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a history of the foreign policies of American Jews
Statement of responsibility
Michael N. Barnett
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Language
eng
Summary
"How do American Jews envision their role in the world? Are they tribal--a people whose obligations extend solely to their own? Or are they prophetic--a light unto nations, working to repair the world? The Star and the Stripes is an original, provocative interpretation of the effects of these worldviews on the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews since the nineteenth century. Michael Barnett argues that it all begins with the political identity of American Jews. As Jews, they are committed to their people's survival. As Americans, they identify with, and believe their survival depends on, the American principles of liberalism, religious freedom, and pluralism. This identity and search for inclusion form a political theology of prophetic Judaism that emphasizes the historic mission of Jews to help create a world of peace and justice. The political theology of prophetic Judaism accounts for two enduring features of the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews. They exhibit a cosmopolitan sensibility, advocating on behalf of human rights, humanitarianism, and international law and organizations. They also are suspicious of nationalism--including their own. Contrary to the conventional wisdom that American Jews are natural-born Jewish nationalists, Barnett charts a long history of ambivalence; this ambivalence connects their early rejection of Zionism with the current debate regarding their attachment to Israel. And, Barnett contends, this growing ambivalence also explains the rising popularity of humanitarian and social justice movements among American Jews. Rooted in the understanding of how history shapes a political community's sense of the world, The Star and the Stripes is a bold reading of the past, present, and possible future foreign policies of American Jews"--
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1960-
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Barnett, Michael N.
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Jews
  • Jews
  • United States
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Ethnic relations
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • United States
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The star and the stripes : a history of the foreign policies of American Jews, Michael N. Barnett
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-334) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780691165974
Lccn
2015031272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929862867
Label
The star and the stripes : a history of the foreign policies of American Jews, Michael N. Barnett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780691165974
Lccn
2015031272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929862867

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