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Tony Michels

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814757437

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001

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Zionism and Transnationalism (1916)

Zionism and Transnationalism (1916)

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(p.288) 55 Zionism and Transnationalism (1916)
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Jewish Radicals
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Randolph Bourne

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0055

This chapter puts forward the notion of a “transnational America” according to bohemian radical Randolph Bourne—in which ethnic groups would persist and maintain ties to their countries of origin, thereby contributing to a cosmopolitan American national culture. Zionism, according to Bourne, provided the best example of transnationalism at work. He argues that cooperative Americanism—that is, an ideal of a freely mingling society of peoples of very different racial and cultural antecedents, with a common political allegiance and common social ends but with free distinctive cultural allegiances which may be placed anywhere in the world—is simply a generalization of the practical effect of the Zionist ideal.

Keywords:   Randolph Bourne, transnationalism, transnational America, cooperative Americanism, cosmopolitan American national culture, Zionism, Zionist ideal

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