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The Resource Jews and Blacks : let the healing begin, Michael Lerner and Cornel West

Jews and Blacks : let the healing begin, Michael Lerner and Cornel West

Label
Jews and Blacks : let the healing begin
Title
Jews and Blacks
Title remainder
let the healing begin
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lerner and Cornel West
Title variation
Jews & Blacks
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Can Jews and Blacks be friends and allies once again? It's neither easy nor impossible, say Michael Lerner and Cornel West, in a dialogue that looks at the most pressing problems of contemporary America through the prism of the relationship between their two communities. The alliance between Blacks and Jews was the cornerstone of liberal politics for much of the twentieth century. Yet today there are people in each community who see their former ally as their most dangerous foe. In the current political climate, it would be easy to suggest we gloss over the differences and unite in the face of a common enemy: the reactionary right. But calls for unity are not likely to succeed unless they are based on working through the explosive issues that separate communities. West and Lerner refuse to compromise their deeply held views for the sake of unity. In a dialogue that is always respectful, though sometimes marked by tension, they help each other understand their different ways of looking at the world. Avoiding easy outs and quick fixes, they explore such subjects as Louis Farrakhan, Zionism, the economic inequalities between Jewish and Black communities, crime, and affirmative action. Both powerful public intellectuals, Lerner and West take on some of the most demanding problems of our time, in a sophisticated but extremely accessible way. They conclude with a plan for healing the rifts that have developed. But in a deeper sense, it is their dialogue itself that is healing. Lerner and West's relationship is a model rarely seen in American politics: two powerful men ready to explore differences, not afraid to disagree, and drawn through the course of the dialogue to grow closer and more caring for each other. The dialogue of this book is a model for both the Black and the Jewish communities, and it suggests that healing and transformation are possible, and that hope can triumph over cynicism and despair
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
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Lerner, Michael
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.L467 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
West, Cornel
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African Americans
Label
Jews and Blacks : let the healing begin, Michael Lerner and Cornel West
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/hbz/toc/ht007420433.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Grosset/Putnam book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Current tension points : Crown Heights and Farrakhan
  • Shared crises of leadership
  • Strategies for reconciliation and healing
  • Grounds for hope
  • Personal dimensions
  • Past oppression
  • Cultural identity and Whiteness
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Black nationalism
  • Jewish nationalism
  • Jewish racism and Black anti-semitism
  • Economic conflicts
Control code
ocm31515075
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780399140464
Lccn
94043126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31515075
Label
Jews and Blacks : let the healing begin, Michael Lerner and Cornel West
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/hbz/toc/ht007420433.pdf
Publication
Note
"A Grosset/Putnam book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Current tension points : Crown Heights and Farrakhan
  • Shared crises of leadership
  • Strategies for reconciliation and healing
  • Grounds for hope
  • Personal dimensions
  • Past oppression
  • Cultural identity and Whiteness
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Black nationalism
  • Jewish nationalism
  • Jewish racism and Black anti-semitism
  • Economic conflicts
Control code
ocm31515075
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780399140464
Lccn
94043126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31515075

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