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The Resource Toward nationalism's end : an intellectual biography of Hans Kohn, Adi Gordon

Toward nationalism's end : an intellectual biography of Hans Kohn, Adi Gordon

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Toward nationalism's end : an intellectual biography of Hans Kohn
Title
Toward nationalism's end
Title remainder
an intellectual biography of Hans Kohn
Statement of responsibility
Adi Gordon
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Portrait of Jewish American philosopher and historian Hans Kohn"--
  • This intellectual biography of Hans Kohn (1891–1971) looks at theories of nationalism in the twentieth century as articulated through the life and work of its leading scholar and activist. Hans Kohn was born in late nineteenth-century Prague, but his peripatetic life took him from the Revolutionary-era Russia to interwar-era Palestine under the British Empire to the United States during the Cold War. Bearing witness to dramatic reconfigurations of national and political identities, he spearheaded an intellectual revolution that fundamentally challenged assumptions about the “naturalness” and the immutability of nationalism. Reconstructing Kohn’s long and fascinating career, Gordon uncovers the multiple political and intellectual trends that intersected with and shaped his theories of nationalism. Throughout his life, Kohn was not simply a theorist but also a participant in multiple and often conflicting movements: Zionism and anti-Zionism, pacifism, liberalism, and military interventionism. His evolving theories thus drew from and reflected fierce debates about the nature of internationalism, imperialism, liberalism, collective security, and especially the Jewish Question. Kohn’s scholarship was not an abstraction but a product of his lived experience as a Habsburg Jew, an erstwhile cultural Zionist, and an American Cold Warrior. As a product of the times, his concepts of nationalism reflected the changing world around him and evolved radically over his lifetime. His intellectual biography thus offers a panorama of the dynamic intellectual cornerstones of the twentieth century.--
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individual biography
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1970-
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Gordon, Adi
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Tauber Institute series for the study of European Jewry
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  • Kohn, Hans
  • Jewish philosophers
  • Nationalism
  • Zionism
Label
Toward nationalism's end : an intellectual biography of Hans Kohn, Adi Gordon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959035022
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781512600865
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959035022
Label
Toward nationalism's end : an intellectual biography of Hans Kohn, Adi Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959035022
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781512600865
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959035022

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