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by Mark Chmiel

Author: Mark Chmiel
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Temple University Press (May 28, 2001)
Pages: 225 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.8
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But Chmiel contends that Wiesel's strong moral stance against victimization devolves into ambivalence, at best, when confronted with Palestinian victims of Israeli violence or victims of brutal Third World governments supported by the United States

But Chmiel contends that Wiesel's strong moral stance against victimization devolves into ambivalence, at best, when confronted with Palestinian victims of Israeli violence or victims of brutal Third World governments supported by the United States. Such ambivalence, Chmiel argues, arises in large part from Wiesel's resistance to political discourse in favor of moral statements. Rather than directly challenging American support of repressive governments, Wiesel cannily acts as a prophet whose moral pronouncements are validated by his experience as a Holocaust survivor.

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel has long opposed the silence of bystanders that allows atrocities like the Holocaust to occur. Nevertheless, since the 1980s, Wiesel has come under criticism for his refusal to speak out about the State of Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people.

Hans Morgenthau American political scientist 1904 - 1980 Context: Political realism is aware of the moral .

Hans Morgenthau American political scientist 1904 - 1980 Context: Political realism is aware of the moral significance of political action. It is also aware of the ineluctable tension between the moral command and the requirements of successful political action. And it is unwilling to gloss over and obliterate that tension and thus to obfuscate both the moral and the political issue by making it appear as though the stark facts of politics were morally more satisfying than they actually are, and the moral law less exacting than it actually is. Six Principles of Political Realism, § 4.

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Bibliographic Details. Title: Elie Wiesel and the Politics of Moral.

His thoughtful and measured examination of Elie Wiesel's ideas and actions reaches beyond the subject of this book into the heart of what is moral behavior in a troubled world. -Howard Zinn "In this courageous book, Mark Chmiel details the ambiguity of Elie Wiesel's moral witness. Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Temple University Press Publication Date: 2001 Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Good.

Mark Chmiel attempts to analyze Wiesel's own response to repression and genocide. When Chmiel first read Night as a college student it sharply "interrogated" his "youthful sense of Christian innocence. Now adjunct professor of theological studies at St. Louis University and of religious studies at Webster University, Chmiel returns the favor by interrogating Wiesel's record of "moral leadership," and especially his "solidarity" with suffering peoples around the world

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A sobering critique of the renowned Jewish writer and philosopher Wiesel.

A sobering critique of the renowned Jewish writer and philosopher Wiesel. Registered in England Number 3423961.

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Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel has long opposed the silence of bystanders that allows atrocities like the Holocaust to occur. Nevertheless, since the 1980s, Wiesel has come under criticism for his refusal to speak out about the State of Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people.