Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, a re-broadcast from the program Against the Grain.
Why was the political philosopher Hannah Arendt so critical of mainstream Zionism? What did her criticisms have to do with how she understood nationalism and historical antisemitism? According to Jonathan Graubart, Arendt sought to delink Jewish nationalism from Israel’s state project; she also condemned Herzlian Zionism for subscribing to a view of eternal antisemitism.
C.S. Soong interviews Jonathan Graubart, Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University, the author of Jewish Self-Determination beyond Zionism: Lessons from Hannah Arendt and Other Pariahs, Temple University Press, 2023
Against the Grain is a weekly radio show hosted by Sasha Lilly and C.S. Soong on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkley, California. It’s a program of ideas, in-depth analysis, and commentary on political, economic, social, and cultural issues important to radical thinking and activism. Shows can be found and downloaded at the KPFA Archives: https://kpfa.org/program/against-the-grain/
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