The Global Political Economy of Israel (Book Review)

The Global Political Economy of Israel (Book Review)
Plaut, Steven. (2003). The Middle East Quarterly. Vol. X. No. 2. 2003. (Review).

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FROM THE REVIEW:
“The term ‘political economy’ in Nitzan and Bichler's work gives the book away. It is neither economics nor political science but flow-of-consciousness Marxoid rhetoric. The authors could not pass a quiz in first-year economics, and I doubt they would do well in freshman political science either. Instead, they pack their book with the usual leftist pseudo-thoughts. . . . The Global Political Economy of Israel is full of baseless sweeping generalities unsupported by any scientific evidence at all. . . .To the extent that there really is a ‘dominant class’ in Israel, it consists of yuppie leftists who vote for the left-wing political parties, in other words people very much like the two authors themselves. . . . The book is true to the genre of radical ‘scholarship’ in believing that nothing is so powerfully analytic as the invention of a nice polysyllable. . . . Such pomposity, mixed with a few macroeconomic structural equations with some Greek letters that the authors clearly do not understand, is meant to convey the impression of depth and scholarship. Could the authors even read a balance of payments table?”

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Review

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The Global Political Economy of Israel
Nitzan, Jonathan and Bichler, Shimshon (2002). Pluto Press. (Book).

Keywords

academia Israel

Subject

BN Myth
BN Ideology

Depositing User

Jonathan Nitzan

Date Deposited

12 Jun 2007

Last Modified

07 Jan 2015 19:54

URI:

http://bnarchives.yorku.ca/id/eprint/144

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