Theodore Herzl: A Reevaluation

  title={Theodore Herzl: A Reevaluation},
  author={J. Kornberg},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={226 - 252}
  • J. Kornberg
  • Published 1980
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
Until recently, Theodore Herzl was always celebrated unreservedly by his interpreters. The definitive biography of Herzl by Alex Bein, published in 1934, was a monument to the man, emphasizing his far-seeing insight into the Jewish condition and his surpassing political skill. Major reassessments appeared in the 1970s offering fresh data and some new perspectives on Herzl. In some of these studies the Herzl image continues to be exaggerated by hagiography; others depart from this trend. Taken… Expand
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