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My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel


作者  /  Ari Shavit 亞瑞.沙維特

出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC

出版日期 / 2015/02/03

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

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一個民族的復興,是否非得以另一民族的苦難為代價?

70萬被驅離的巴勒斯坦人、600萬被屠殺的猶太人,
以色列人如何承擔悲慘歷史的枷鎖?


極端正統主義崛起、世俗理性式微、
勇敢堅忍的愛國精神逐日消散,
統治階級背棄中產大眾對正常國家的期望……

史上最悲慘的民族,來到世上最危險的地區。
以色列,它將何去何從?

以色列良心真誠的告解,挖掘民族史冊中最黑暗不堪的痛處,
大膽挑戰左、右兩派敏感的道德神經,為危機四伏的家園尋找渺茫的出路。

「歐巴馬與以色列總理在對話前,都應該閱讀本書!」
--《謝謝你遲到了》作者/湯馬斯‧佛里曼(Thomas Friedman)

「本書是一九六〇年代以來,關於以色列問題最出類拔萃的一本!」
--《紐約客》總編輯/大衛‧雷姆尼克(David Remnick)

◎本書榮獲
《紐約時報》暢銷書
《紐約時報書評》2013年年度百大好書
《經濟學人》年度最佳圖書
榮獲以色列Natan Book Award、National Jewish Book Award、Anisfield-Wolf Book Award等大獎

這幾乎可以說是一部絕無僅有的著作。亞瑞.沙維特在本書中以一種不可思議的誠懇,鉅細靡遺地挖掘在建國之前與之後,為了回到這片「我的應許地」,以色列人曾對阿拉伯人、巴勒斯坦人犯下的暴行。這麼做,是因為作為一位建國先賢的後代,他對以色列的愛讓他不願意再蒙蔽自己,不願再讓以色列人生活在自欺欺人的幻覺中。然而,同樣的一份愛,也讓他相信以色列民族值得繼續生存在這裡。

於是他再次出發,去考察發生在這片應許地上的人與事。在檔案文獻中、旅行中、與關鍵人物的訪談中,他沿著歷史的軌跡探幽掘微,努力還原事情真相。從1897年他英國籍的曾祖父代表猶太復國主義運動初訪以色列考察開始,1920年代的開墾拓荒史、1940年代愛國神話「馬薩達」的形成、1948年建國戰爭中對巴勒斯坦人的屠殺與驅離、中央計畫與集體主義鞏固的社會安全、「屯墾區」與「拘留營」帶來的政治災難與道德枷鎖,一直到2000年後新自由主義與高科技產業創造的蓬勃經濟,以及伊朗核武野心與阿拉伯之春後的動盪對以色列安全造成的挑戰。

然而,《我的應許地》不只是一部以色列的當代史,更是以色列民族的心靈史,呈現了他們的苦難、他們的渴望、掙扎與懺悔。我們會看到被歐洲母親遺棄的猶太人終於「活得像人一樣」的振奮、納粹屠殺倖存者的喘息、為了重生而否認過去的痛苦壓抑、鑄下大錯的宗教狂熱、左派對和平一廂情願的幻想,等等。

在各個充滿爭議的主題上,沙維特以謙卑的自省能力保持了眾所推崇的公正與深刻。同時,他也痛心疾首地對今日的以色列提出尖銳批判,包含了沉醉於安逸享樂之中而忘卻了祖輩建國之艱辛的資本社會,以及失去宏觀戰略遠見、陷以色列於內憂外患之中的統治菁英。以色列曾經復興,但她是否將走向災難?

猶太人曾是世上最悲慘的民族,如今生活在世上最險惡的地區。以色列是當今西方世界唯一生存受到威脅的國家,也是西方世界唯一對他人進行軍事占領的國家。《我的應許地》是理解以色列這個矛盾的一盞燈。


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST

Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today
 
Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension.
 
We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country.
 
As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape.
 
Praise for My Promised Land

“This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times
 
“[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times
 
“Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review
 
“Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist
 
“One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal


From the Hardcover edition.

本書中文書介出自《我的應許地: 以色列的榮耀與悲劇》八旗文化出版







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誠品26碼 /2681537464008
ISBN 13 /9780385521710
ISBN 10 /0385521715
EAN /9780385521710

頁數445
尺寸20.6X14CM
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語言英文
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