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Moynihan's moment : America's fight against Zionism as racism, Gil Troy

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Moynihan's moment : America's fight against Zionism as racism
Title
Moynihan's moment
Title remainder
America's fight against Zionism as racism
Statement of responsibility
Gil Troy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On November 10, 1975, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution declaring Zionism a form of racism. The move shocked millions, especially in the United States-- the country largely responsible for founding the UN. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the American Ambassador to the UN, denounced this attack on Israel as an anti-Semitic assault on democracy and stood up to the Soviet-backed alliance of Communist dictatorships and Third World autocracies that supported the resolution. His eloquent stand brought him celebrity in the U.S., but ultimately shortened his tenure at the UN by alienating American allies, adversaries, and much of the foreign policy establishment--including Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Nevertheless, Moynihan's moment was a turning point: a harbinger of a shift in American culture and politics that would culminate in the Reagan Revolution. Moynihan paved the way for a more muscular, idealistic, neoconservative foreign policy and for a new style of defiant "cowboy" diplomacy. In this book, Gil Troy argues that America's idea of itself--still torn, in the mid-'70s, between post-Vietnam and -Watergate defeatism and a growing sense of optimism--changed with Moynihan, altering both the left and the right in ways that continue to play out in the 21st century. Much of the rhetoric of this era survives in domestic foreign policy debates and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, suggesting that Moynihan's struggle has much to reveal about American politics and its position on the world stage--Publisher's summary
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Troy, Gil
Dewey number
320.54095694
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United Nations
  • Moynihan, Daniel P.
  • World politics
  • Antisemitism
  • United States
  • Zionism
Label
Moynihan's moment : America's fight against Zionism as racism, Gil Troy
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-336) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
From 1945 to 1975: From "we the peoples of the United Nations" to "the United States in opposition" -- Insider and outsider, warrior and diplomat -- Creating a "fashionable enemy": Turning Zionism into racism -- Moynihan on the move, October 1975 -- Oom, shmoom: "Where are your bloody Jews?" -- The speech -- Backlash -- Backlash against Moynihan -- The politics of patriotic indignation -- "Words matter" -- Conclusion: "what we're fighting for."
Control code
ocn858861690
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299879591
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858861690
Label
Moynihan's moment : America's fight against Zionism as racism, Gil Troy
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-336) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
From 1945 to 1975: From "we the peoples of the United Nations" to "the United States in opposition" -- Insider and outsider, warrior and diplomat -- Creating a "fashionable enemy": Turning Zionism into racism -- Moynihan on the move, October 1975 -- Oom, shmoom: "Where are your bloody Jews?" -- The speech -- Backlash -- Backlash against Moynihan -- The politics of patriotic indignation -- "Words matter" -- Conclusion: "what we're fighting for."
Control code
ocn858861690
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299879591
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858861690

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