Chasing Utopia

Chasing Utopia

The Future of the Kibbutz in A Divided Israel

Book - 2016
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"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."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Toronto, ON :, ECW Press,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781770413405
1770413405
Branch Call Number: 307.776 L434c 2016
Characteristics: xiv, 304 pages : map ; 23 cm

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