Michael Curtis is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of political science at Rutgers University. He is highly regarded as an expert in several fields—political theory, comparative government, European politics and the Middle East. Among his approximately 30 books and many articles, his analysis of the rise of anti-democratic and antisemitic ideology in France after the Dreyfus affair, in a book called Three Against the Third Republic, is considered the definitive study of this era in early 20th century French political history.
Should Israel Exist? : A Sovereign Nation Under Attack by the International Community
In his unique and indomitable style, Dr. Michael Curtis brings yet another clear and concise presentation of the reality facing Israel and the world. Utilizing the metaphor of the miner’s canary, used to give warning to the presence of poisonous gas, Curtis deftly lays out for the reader how the attitudes, lies and false dealings of the international community are used against Israel, and suggests they are not isolated in their impact only on Israel. Rather, they are but a “canary’s warning” to the rest of the Western, democratic world of their own impending danger.
To those who are unaware of the multifarious and insidious ways in which antisemitism rears it ugly head (and that includes all who receive their news through the major news networks), the information laid out by Dr. Curtis will have the initial impression of being surreal. For the sake of Israel and the rest of the free world, it is hoped that the initial impression is short-lived.
By Michael Curtis | hardcover $24.99
Pub Date: 2012-03-15
Should Israel Exist? Curtis’s answer is a resounding “Yes” backed by a masterly historical exposé and an unfailing moral commitment to what he regards as the justice of his cause.
An insightful historian, Curtis shows that he is an equally persuasive rhetorician. Add to all that the passion that Curtis injects into his work and you have a book that is both informative and enjoyable.