The Rad­i­cal Writ­ings of Jack Nusan Porter

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September 1, 2020

Jack Nusan Porter’s writ­ings date back to 1966, dur­ing the height of the Viet­nam War. He describes the anguished strug­gle against war, racism, and pover­ty, as well as the rad­i­cal groups and indi­vid­u­als involved – Jew­ish social­ists, rad­i­cal Zion­ists, rad­i­cal Jews, Rab­bi Meir Kahane and the Jew­ish Defense League, the coun­ter­cul­ture, lib­er­als, and con­ser­v­a­tives alike. In addi­tion, his writ­ings vivid­ly recount the anti-Zion­ist, anti-Israel, anti­se­mit­ic, and rev­o­lu­tion­ary ter­ror­ism of the times. Here, Porter draws from the past in an effort to explain the present, walk­ing the pre­car­i­ous bridge between alle­giance to Israel and the Jew­ish peo­ple and the uni­ver­sal rights of all peo­ple. This col­lec­tion of old­er and new­er essays com­bines the­o­ry, soci­ol­o­gy, film stud­ies, lit­er­ary crit­i­cism, post-mod­ern thought, and politics.

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