Gil Troy Author Talk: From “The Zionist Idea” to the Zionist Ideas

April 12, 2018 Waltham Free 0
Gil Troy (Courtesy photo)
Gil Troy (Courtesy photo)

A book launch and author talk with historian Gil Troy, distinguished scholar of North American history at McGill University.

Troy is the author of “The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland—Then, Now, Tomorrow” (JPS, 2018), an update of Arthur Hertzberg’s classic “The Zionist Idea.” Troy’s book is the most comprehensive Zionist anthology ever published and features 170+ passionate visionaries, including women, Mizrahim and other formerly overlooked thinkers.

On a global level, Troy shows how Zionism, while often maligned, is keeping the faith in liberal nationalism alive, resisting both right-wing white nationalism and left-wing postmodernism during a time of increasing polarization.

Troy is a leading presidential historian and Zionist activist. Featured on CNN’s popular “Eighties” and “Nineties” documentaries, he is the award-winning author of 11 other books, including “Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight against Zionism as Racism,” “The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s,” “See How They Ran: The Changing Role of the Presidential Candidate” and “Why I am A Zionist: Israel, Jewish Identity and the Challenges of Today.” He writes a regular column in The Daily Beast, The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Week, and has been widely quoted in the popular press.

Free and open to all. Light refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Goldfarb Library
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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