In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, Peter Beinart interviews Jerome Slater about his new book, Mythologies Without End: The U.S., Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917-2020 (published November 2020 by Oxford University Press). Beginning in the British Mandate, covering the Partition plan, and decades of war and dispossession, the conversation reaches the 21st century negotiations, dynamics, and opportunities. You can read an excerpt from the book’s Introduction here.
Jerome Slater is a retired political science professor, who taught at Ohio State University (1963-1966) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1967-1999). He was the Fulbright Lecturer in Political Science at Haifa University in 1989, and has lectured in Israel on other occasions. He is the author of three books and over fifty articles in professional journals, national magazines, and newspapers including New Republic, Dissent, Huffington Post, Buffalo News, Christian Science Monitor, Tikkun, and Yale Review, among others.
Peter Beinart is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is also a Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York, a Contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, an Editor-at-Large at Jewish Currents, and a CNN Political Commentator. He tweets at @PeterBeinart.