Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Born in 1936 in Brooklyn of Ukrainian Jewish parents, Joel Kovel is the author of 10 books and over 100 articles

Describing himself as an "eco-socialist," in 1998 he was the Green party candidate for Senator from New York

Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal, Capitalism Nature Socialism

Overcoming Zionism, advocating "a single democratic state in Israel/Palestine, he demolishes Zionism from historical, political, cultural, environmental, ethical, and psychological perspectives. Zionism seeks "the restoration of tribalism in the guise of a modern, highly militarized and aggressive state. It "fell into the ways of imperialist expansion and militarism, and showed signs of the fascist malignancy
"if you sign on to the idea of a Jewish state, you are taking the particularism that is the potential bane of any state, mixing it with the exceptionalism that is the actual bane of Judaism, and giving racism an objective, enduring, institutionalized and obdurate character

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