Item #66317 Jews & Blacks: A Dialogue on Rance, Religion, and Culture in America. Michael Lerner, Cornel West.

Jews & Blacks: A Dialogue on Rance, Religion, and Culture in America

New York: Plume, 1996. Reprint. Paperback. 295pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Pictoral wraps. New. Item #66317
ISBN: 9780452275911

"Examining the issues that have united Blacks and Jews in the past and now separate them, two long-time friends and leading intellectuals try to restore the special relationship between the two groups in a hard-hitting and worthwhile exchange.

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. 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. A model for both the Black and Jewish communities, this book suggests that healing and transformation are possible, and that hope can triumph over cynicism and despair." -From the publisher.

Price: $20.00

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