Prof. Joel Kovel will speak on the topic "Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine" in Miller Hall 114 at Loyola University on Monday, March 26 at 7:30 PM.
Kovel is a writer, editor and Professor of Social Studies at Bard College. He is the author of many books, including White Racism, The Complete Guide to Therapy, History and Spirit, and The Enemy of Nature. He is the editor of Capitalism Nature Socialism, a journal of political ecology. He is also well known as a commentator on the Middle East conflict.
In his new book, Overcoming Zionism, Kovel argues that Zionism and democracy are essentially incompatible. He offers a thoughtful account of the emergence and disintegration of Zionism that integrates psychological, political, cultural, economic, and ideological levels. He contends that a two-state solution is ultimately hopeless, as it concedes too much to the regressive forces of nationalism that are at the root of continued conflict.
This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Loyola Department of Humanities.
Contact: John Clark, 504-865-2790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.