Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Economist

January 8th, 2014

“[S]pellbinding… Mr Shavit subtly builds his stories with a mix of individual portraits, historical detail and personal memoir…[he] is that rare person who can listen as intensely as he can think. Although he is a columnist for the left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, he transcends tribal politics. Sympathetic but unflinching, he finds things to chastise—and admire—on […]

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