The Invention of the Jewish People by Shlomo Sand
Friday, November 7, 2014
"How can we denationalise national histories?" asks Shlomo Sand, quoting with approval the French historian Marcel Detienne, before sharpening the challenge in his own words: "How can we stop trudging along roads paved mainly with the forged materials of national fantasies?" This is the key issue in a book intended, from the title onwards, to be provocative.