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How to Cure a Fanatic
     

How to Cure a Fanatic

by Amos Oz
 

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ISBN-10: 0691148635

ISBN-13: 9780691148632

Pub. Date: 09/19/2010

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Internationally acclaimed novelist Amos Oz grew up in war-torn Jerusalem, where as a boy he witnessed firsthand the poisonous consequences of fanaticism. In two concise, powerful essays, the award-winning author offers unique insight into the true nature of extremism and proposes a reasoned and respectful approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He

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Internationally acclaimed novelist Amos Oz grew up in war-torn Jerusalem, where as a boy he witnessed firsthand the poisonous consequences of fanaticism. In two concise, powerful essays, the award-winning author offers unique insight into the true nature of extremism and proposes a reasoned and respectful approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also comments on related issues—the Gaza pullout, Yasser Arafat's death, and the war in Iraq—in an extended interview at the end of the book.

The brilliant clarity of these essays, coupled with Oz's ironic sense of humor in illuminating the serious, breathes new life into this old debate. Oz argues that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not a war of religion or cultures or traditions, but rather a real estate dispute—one that will be resolved not by greater understanding, but by painful compromise.

Fresh, insightful, and inspiring, How to Cure a Fanatic brings a new voice of sanity to the cacophony on Israeli-Palestinian relations—a voice no one can afford to ignore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691148632
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/19/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
942,336
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nadine Gordimer vii
Between Right and Right 1
How to Cure a Fanatic 37
The Order of the Teaspoon: An Interview with Amos Oz 73

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