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The Star and the StripesA History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews$
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Michael N. Barnett

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691165974

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691165974.001.0001

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The Foreign Policies of an Uncertain People

The Foreign Policies of an Uncertain People

(p.243) Chapter Seven The Foreign Policies of an Uncertain People
The Star and the Stripes

Michael N. Barnett

Princeton University Press

This chapter argues that the future foreign policies of American Jews will depend on the future of American Jews, their identity, how they imagine themselves in relation to the particular and the universal, and how such projections connect to contemporary practices of tribalism and cosmopolitanism, especially as they relate to the Jewish Problem and the Jewish Question. It sets out two scenarios that are most likely because they represent a combination of the past and the present. One future is defined by tribalism and the overshadowing of the Jewish Question by the Jewish Problem. The alternative to the tribal is the cosmopolitan, which treats the Jewish Question as relatively more important than the Jewish Problem, wants to see a Jewish people that is connected to humanity, and expresses greater ambivalence toward a more nationalistic Israel.

Keywords:   American Jews, Jewish identity, cosmopolitanism, foreign policy, political identity, tribalism, Jewish Problem, Jewish Question

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