Self-Determination as Ideology

By Hans J. Morgenthau

Eugene Borowitz, May 12, 1978

The author uses World War II as a framework within which to examine the ways in which the ideology of self-determination operates within a geopolitical framework. Self-determination is not a stand-alone concept, the author argues, but rather draws its power and significance from the goals for which it is invoked. In the case of Palestinian nationalism, the author contends, the quest for self-determination is really little more than a guise for a quest to destroy Israel.

Topic: History, Diplomacy, War, Israeli-Arab Relations, Israeli Settlements, Arab-Israeli Relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, International Relations, Statehood, Ideology, Law, Palestinians, Peace, Nationalism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.154

Page Number(s): 125-126

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Europe , Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Morgenthau, Hans J. Self-Determination as Ideology. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 12 May 1978: 125-126.


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