Jewish Power: Inside the American Jewish Establishment
By: J.J. Goldberg (author)Paperback
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Widely acclaimed in both the mainstream and Jewish press, Jewish Power by J.J. Goldberg offers an engaging and provocative portrait of the people, institutions, and ideas that make up organized Jewish political influence in the United States. Deftly mixing anecdote and analysis, journalist Goldberg explores the inner dynamics of American Jewish life today and finds a Jewish political system in trouble, uncertain of its future, and out of touch with its presumed constituents. Of interest to anyone concerned with the future of American politics, Jewish Power is a serious look at American Jewry and a first-rate assessment of the successes and failures of the American Jewish lobby.
J.J. Goldberg writes for a variety of American and Israeli publications. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Jerusalem Report. He won the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award for his history of Jewish popular music. He lives in New York City.
Part I: The Meaning of Jewish Power * Introduction: American Jews and Their Politics * Not For Myself: Liberalism and the Jewish Agenda * Vanishing Point: The Struggle for the Jewish Soul Part II: The Roots of Jewish Power * Our Eccentric Situation: The Disorganization of the Jews * From the Ashes: Opening the Golden Door * Six Days in June: The Triumph of Jewish Insecurity * Let My People Go!: How the Jews Won the Cold War * Jerusalem on the Potomac: The Rise and Rise of the Israel Lobby Part III: The Crises of Jewish Power * I am Joseph Your Brother: Jews and Public Office * Chosen People: Jews and the Ballot Box * We Have Met the Enemy, and It Is Us: Jews and the Media * Dueling Victims: The Mysterious Art of Intergroup Relations * Separated by a Common Faith: American Jewrys One-Way Love Affair With Israel * Epilogue: Back to the Garden
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