Letters and Politics

KPFA Special – A History of Jewish Anti-Zionism: From The Communist Party to The New Left

Guest: Benjamin Balthaser is associate professor of multi-ethnic US literature at Indiana University, South Bend. He is the author of Anti-Imperialism Modernism: Race and Transnational Radical Culture from the Great Depression to the Cold War, and Dedication, a personal history of growing up in a Jewish “red diaper” family. His forthcoming book from Verso, Citizens of the Whole World:  The American Jewish Left and Cultures of Anti-Zionism, is due to be out this fall.


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An elections poster of the General Jewish Labour Bund hung in Kiev, 1917.  The note reads: “Where we live, there is our country!.”  Bottom: “A democratic republic! Full national and political rights for Jews!”