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Chasing Utopia - The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel

David Leach

Say the word “Israel” today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneers’ dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called Palestine? Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel draws readers into the quest for answers to the defining political conflict of our era. Acclaimed author David Leach revisits his raucous memories of life as a kibbutz volunteer and returns to meet a new generation of Jewish and Arab citizens struggling to forge a better future together. Crisscrossing the nation, Leach chronicles the controversial decline of Israel’s kibbutz movement and witnesses a renaissance of the original vision for a peaceable utopia in unexpected corners of the Promised Land. Chasing Utopia is an entertaining and enlightening portrait of a divided nation where hope persists against the odds.

Say the word “Israel” today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneers’ dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called Palestine? Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel draws readers into the quest for answers to the defining political conflict of our era. Acclaimed author David Leach revisits his raucous memories of life as a kibbutz volunteer and returns to meet a new generation of Jewish and Arab citizens struggling to forge a better future together. Crisscrossing the nation, Leach chronicles the controversial decline of Israel’s kibbutz movement and witnesses a renaissance of the original vision for a peaceable utopia in unexpected corners of the Promised Land. Chasing Utopia is an entertaining and enlightening portrait of a divided nation where hope persists against the odds.
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Say the word “Israel” today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneers’ dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called Palestine? Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel draws readers into the quest for answers to the defining political conflict of our era. Acclaimed author David Leach revisits his raucous memories of life as a kibbutz volunteer and returns to meet a new generation of Jewish and Arab citizens struggling to forge a better future together. Crisscrossing the nation, Leach chronicles the controversial decline of Israel’s kibbutz movement and witnesses a renaissance of the original vision for a peaceable utopia in unexpected corners of the Promised Land. Chasing Utopia is an entertaining and enlightening portrait of a divided nation where hope persists against the odds.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Clarkin

Length:

11h 9m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

53:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

47:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:31