Chasing Utopia

The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel
Product Number: EB00671550
Released: Sep 13, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781770909380
Publisher: ECW Press
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A fascinating, non-partisan exploration of an incendiary region Say the word "Israel" today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneers' dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called Palestine? Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel draws readers into the quest for answers to the defining political conflict of our era. Acclaimed author David Leach revisits his raucous memories of life as a kibbutz volunteer and returns to meet a new generation of Jewish and Arab citizens struggling to forge a better future together. Crisscrossing the nation, Leach chronicles the controversial decline of Israel's kibbutz movement and witnesses a renaissance of the original vision for a peaceable utopia in unexpected corners of the Promised Land. Chasing Utopia is an entertaining and enlightening portrait of a divided nation where hope persists against the odds.

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Author(s): David Leach
Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2016

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Author(s): David Leach
Narrator(s): Richard Clarkin
Product Number Z100106546
Released: Mar 07, 2017
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Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: #9781770909755

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