The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah: The Unthought in Political Modernity

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An original and revolutionary interpretation of the Jews’ destiny in modern politics.
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...requires knowledge of both the Holocaust and political theory, but advanced students of both will find Trigano's approach enriching ... Highly recommended.— CHOICE
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Meet the Author

Shmuel Trigano is Professor of Sociology at the Université of Paris X Nanterre. He is the author of many books, including L’avenir des Juifs de France and Les Frontières d’Auschwitz: Les ravages du devoir de mémoire. This is the first of his works to be translated into English.

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Table of Contents

Introduction A Reversal in Perspective

Part 1 The Jew-of-the-Citizen

1. Naked Singularity in the Shoah

2. The Unthinkable Singularity

3. The All-Too-Thinkable Shoah

4. The Unthought Singularity

5. The “Universal” Narrative of Singularity

6. Democracy’s Jewish Question: Sartre and Arendt

Part 2 The Man-of-the-Citizen

7. The Enigma of the Democratic Man

8. The “Crime of Being Born”: The Obscenity of the Native Condition of Men

9. The Hidden Religion of Modernity

10. The Memory Controversy as a Decoy

Part 3 The Jew-of-the-Man: The Singular and the DemocraticUniversal

11. The Enigma of Jewish Singularity

12. The Enigma of the “People”

13. Toward a New Age in Democracy?

Notes
Index

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