The Jews, Nationalism, and the Universalist Ideal

by Joshua David



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/20/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781663244703
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781663244710

About the Book

The Jews, Nationalism and the Universalist Ideal examines the rise of contemporary globalism, as well as it’s historical predecessors from the past, as parts of a common historical ideological whole which seeks to replace ethnic nationalism with internationalism. A mission which is termed universalism in this book. Both ancient and contemporary, this is the back story of an ideology which has had a monumental impact upon the development of human civilization. The book tells the history of the Jewish people intertwined with memoirs from the author’s life and seamlessly weaves in eye-opening historical references. It’s a thought-provoking look into the struggles of nationalism and universalism. It’s a history lesson with a bold message. Do you find yourself baffled, frustrated, or shocked by current events in the world today? Then this book is for you.

About the Author

Who am I? As the famous Zionist thinker, Asher Ginsberg, called himself, I am merely ahad ha’am. My family’s story resembles many other Jewish families who found themselves in Europe in the beginning of the 20th century, tempest-tost. Around our 1980s seder table sat a number of elders who seemed to come from another planet. The Yiddish speaking uncle who knew no language fluently except for Yiddish. Who exited Siberia with the Anders army and fought the Germans in North Africa under Montgomery. My own Romanian grandparents among others. As for the story of my own life, if it was ordinary it would simply put you to sleep and if it was extraordinary it would come off as bragging. In truth, it's probably a little of both and so I will choose to say nothing about it. I have included my own memoirs in the book only inasmuch as it contributes to supporting my ideas and never or as little as possible for the sake of writing about myself. I would hope the strength of the ideas in the book are powerful enough to stand on their own. I realize the futility in most cases of attempting to affect the status quo yet that is exactly what I desire. Either way, the work, even before publishing yet, has already been a rewarding and satisfying endeavor.