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Israel at 73: Alive, Kicking and Ailing

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In 1989, two prominent Hebrew University sociologists, Dan Horowitz and Moshe Lissak, published a very important book: “Trouble In Utopia: The Overburdened Polity of Israel.”

Horowitz – who was also a political scientist – and Lissak analyze a dysfunctional Israeli political system, the “decline in effectiveness of the government” and “the spread of cultural malaise.” They place these phenomena in Israel’s short historical context, claiming that a “society that had laid the foundations for a cohesive Jewish nation-state became increasingly vulnerable to centrifugal forces.”

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