President Harry Truman is often portrayed as Israel's champion, but he wanted a state that was neither Jewish nor Arab. He feared that one people would dominate the other and that decades of war would ensue. Truman failed to achieve his solution, but his fears for the future have been realized.
Join John Judis, senior editor at The New Republic and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in conversation with Oz Frankel, associate professor of History, New School for Social Research/Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and associate dean for Faculty Affairs at Eugene Lang College, to discuss Israel's past, present and future. Moderated by Val Vinokur, associate professor and director of Jewish Culture at The New School.
Sponsored by Jewish Culture at The New School.
Location: Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of History, The New School for Social Research
John B. Judis, a senior editor at The New Republic, has been a contributor since 1982. He received his B.A. in 1963 and his M.A. in 1965 from the University of California at Berkeley. An active member of SDS and the left of the Sixties, he taught philosophy at Berkeley and at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Judis was a founding editor of the Socialist Revolution in 1969, now called Socialist Review. In 1975 he started a new monthly called East Bay Voice. He moved to Washington in 1982 as the Washington correspondent for In These Times. Soon afterwards, he began writing for TNR and for GQ. His articles have also appeared in The American Prospect, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Monthly, American Enterprise, Mother Jones, and Dissent.
His books include The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust, William F. Buckley: Patron Saint of the Conservatives, and Grand Illusion: Critics and Champions of the American Century.
Associate Professor of Literary Studies, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts