The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780226296661: The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State

In this provocative book, Benjamin Ginsberg examines the cycle of Jewish success and anti-Semitic attack throughout the history of the Diaspora, with a concentrated focus on the "special case" of America. For Ginsberg, the essential issue is not anti-Jewish feeling, but the conditions under which such sentiment is likely to be used in the political arena. The Fatal Embrace identifies the political dynamics that, historically, have set the stage for the persecution of Jews.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Benjamin Ginsberg is director of the Washington Center for the Study of American Government and the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. Among his other books are The Captive Public; American Government: Freedom and Power; and Politics by Other Means.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A forceful study of the relationship between Jews and the state. Ginsberg (The Captive Public, 1986) contends that Jews have frequently sought the protection of the state as a response to the hostile attitudes and actions of their neighbors--but that when Jews achieve power within the state, they often become the victims of new animosities. Moreover, sometimes ``the embrace of the state proved to be fatal.'' With the exception of an opening look at Jews and the state in Europe and the Middle East, Ginsberg focuses here on American history, showing how Jewish groups have used both the federal and state governments to end discrimination and to provide themselves with access to educational and employment opportunities. Though Jews constitute only 3% of the nation's population, they comprise, by the author's measure, more than 25% of its elite journalists and publishers, more than 17% of its heads of major voluntary and public-interest organizations, and more than 15% of its top-ranking civil servants. The importance of Jews in these fields, Ginsberg says, have made them easy targets of anti-Semitism from both the left and right. Particularly intriguing is the author's analysis of the current conflict between Jews and blacks-- a conflict that's unavoidable, he believes, because both groups are dependent upon the public economy for opportunity and status. Ginsberg feels that the anti-Semitic rhetoric adopted by some members of the African-American community ``sometimes serves as a weapon through which blacks can intimidate their Jewish rivals and supplant them in public positions and as the beneficiaries of public funds.'' Although Ginsberg's arguments--well-documented in statistics and footnotes--are compelling, they don't always convince: e.g., that Jewish activists were at the forefront of the anti-Vietnam movement because they didn't want domestic funds that benefited them to be diverted abroad. Provocative and intriguing--but not without flaws. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ginsberg
Published by Univ of Chicago
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2550090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Benjamin Ginsberg
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0226296660

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Benjamin Ginsberg
Published by Univ of Chicago Pr (1999)
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr, 1999. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TV9780226296661

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Benjamin Ginsberg
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In this provocative book, Benjamin Ginsberg examines the cycle of Jewish success and anti-Semitic attack throughout the history of the Diaspora, with a concentrated focus on the -special case- of America. For Ginsberg, the essential issue is not anti-Jewish feeling, but the conditions under which such sentiment is likely to be used in the political arena. The Fatal Embrace identifies the political dynamics that, historically, have set the stage for the persecution of Jews. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780226296661

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Benjamin Ginsberg
Published by University Of Chicago Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0226296660

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ginsberg, Benjamin
Published by University Of Chicago Press
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0226296660 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0988334

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 65.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ginsberg, Benjamin
Published by University Of Chicago Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110226296660

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 72.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Benjamin Ginsberg
Published by University Of Chicago Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0226296660

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 75.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Benjamin Ginsberg
ISBN 10: 0226296660 ISBN 13: 9780226296661
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Paperback. In this provocative book, Benjamin Ginsberg examines the cycle of Jewish success and anti-Semitic attack throughout the history of the Diaspora, with a concentrated focus on t.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 293 pages. 0.417. Bookseller Inventory # 9780226296661

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds