Monday March 10th
5:00-7:00PM • Stevenson 150
Is there a "Jewish Problem" on the left? Mitchell Cohen, co-editor of Dissent Magazine, one of the country's leading political and intellectual journals, will examine this controversial issue in his "Gold Lecture" at UCSC. Cohen, who also teaches political theory at Bernard Baruch College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, will address the role of Israel in left-wing debate over the last decades and in contemporary intellectual debates in the United States and Europe. What is the relation between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism? What distinguishes them from each other? When do they overlap? If so, how? What are the implications? Is Israel being demonized today by parts of the left? Or is it just a question of legitimate criticism?
Mitchell Cohen is Co-Editor of Dissent Magazine and Professor of political science at Baruch College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He has written widely for the European and U.S. press on social democracy, as well as on European and Mideast affairs. His books include The Wager of Lucien Goldmann, Zion and State, and as co-editor, Princeton Readings in Political Thought.
Please note that this lecture takes place during a regularly-schedule class. We encourage all to attend and hope you will feel free to join us in the classroom setting.
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