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Savage Ingratitude Ari Ben-Tzvi

Savage Ingratitude

Ari Ben-Tzvi

Published March 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781932762921
Paperback
432 pages
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 About the Book 

Ari Ben-Tzvi grew up in a Jewish household that was indifferent to religion and politics. After completing high school in a large city in the Northeast, he went to Columbia University. He arrived at Columbia just as the protests of the early sixtiesMoreAri Ben-Tzvi grew up in a Jewish household that was indifferent to religion and politics. After completing high school in a large city in the Northeast, he went to Columbia University. He arrived at Columbia just as the protests of the early sixties were getting started, and was soon radicalized. Not only did he participate in the student unrest- he became involved with the Communist Party USA as a fellow traveler. His relationship with the CP was close enough for him to have gotten to know personally some of the leadership-and their tactics. He also studied the works of Marx, Engels, Lenin and subsequent Communist theorists. Only after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 did his belief in Communism begin to waver. His disenchantment with Communism evolved slowly, but was complete by the mid nineteen eighties. His experience of having been a devoted enemy of America, and student of Marxist theory, have made him very knowledgeable of the goals and tactics of the Left. Few people are as well-qualified as he to address the issues raised in this book.