Between 1917 and 1921, as revolution convulsed Russia, Jewish intellectuals and writers across the crumbling empire threw themselves into the pursuit of a "Jewish renaissance." Here is a brilliant, revisionist argument about the nature of cultural nationalism, the relationship between nationalism and socialism as ideological systems, and culture itself, the axis around which the encounter between Jews and European modernity has pivoted over the past century.
The time for words has passed The constitution of culture Unfettering Hebrew and Yiddish culture To make our masses intellectual The liberation of the Jewish individual The imperatives of revolution Making Jewish culture Bolshevik.
Formerly CIP. Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Includes bibliographical references and index.