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The Jewish Century

The Jewish Century( )
Author: Slezkine, Yuri
ISBN:978-0-691-11995-3
Publication Date:Sep 2004
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

This masterwork of interpretative history begins with a bold declaration: The Modern Age is the Jewish Age--and we are all, to varying degrees, Jews.

The assertion is, of course, metaphorical. But it underscores Yuri Slezkine's provocative thesis. Not only have Jews adapted better than many other groups to living in the modern world, they have become the premiere symbol and standard of modern life everywhere.

Slezkine argues that the Jews were, in effect,...
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