Ahad and the Jewish Future

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Host: Meretz UK
Location: Hashomer House, 37a Broadhurst Gardens, NW6 3QT
Speaker: Brian Klug

Meretz UK is happy to invite you to hear Dr Brian Klug speak about his latest book, Words of Fire: Selected Essays of Ahad Ha’am.

Ahad Ha’am (the pen name of Asher Ginsberg, 1856-1927) is one of the iconic figures of Zionism. But his cultural project led him to be a fierce critic of the political project of Theodor Herzl and others. In Words of Fire, Brian Klug (Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford) seeks to recall him not only as a historical figure but as someone whose thought is relevant to thinking about the future, both in Israel-Palestine and in the Diaspora.

Brian recently was in conversation with Dr Jacqueline Rose at the London Review Bookshop. It was a packed house and a lively event! Keith Kahn-Harris, a past Meretz UK speaker himself, reviewed Words of Fire for the JC last November.

Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford; member of the faculty of philosophy at the University of Oxford; Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton; and Fellow of the College of Arts & Sciences, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, where he was Chair of the Department of Philosophy.

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