The Right Coast

December 13, 2005
Jabotinsky Revival
By Maimon Schwarzschild

Fascinating review by Hillel Halkin in the New Republic of Vladimir Jabotinsky's newly translated novel "The Five". Jabotinsky was the leader of "Revisionist" (non-socialist) Zionism in the years before his death in 1940. He has always been a controversial figure in Israel, but no one doubts that he was an interesting and very talented man. Halkin mentions Disraeli as a comparable political figure and novelist. He doesn't mention Barbara Boxer.

(The New Republic blocks Halkin's review to non-subscribers. My link is to a cached version that lets you read the first half of the review...)