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If I Am Not For Myself

Journey of events and evidence

If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew by Mike Marqusee reviewed by Daniel Machover, Socialist Lawyer, September 2008 “a highly readable and engaging mix of biography, autobiography and political analysis…” This book tracks the life of the author’s grandfather, Edward V Morand (known in the book as EVM), a journalist, founder… Read more

Against the grain

Daphna Baram salutes Mike Marqusee’s honest appraisal of his radical journey through religion and politics, If I Am Not for Myself Review in The Guardian, April 19 2008 The Mishnaic scholar Old Hillel is known, in both the Jewish and non-Jewish world, for his saying “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” It is no… Read more

Next year – not in Jerusalem

If I Am Not For Myself reviewed by Michael Kustow in The Independent Friday, 21 March 2008 When I had finished this book, I wanted to cheer. It concludes with “Confessions of a ‘Self-Hating Jew’”, a passionate dismissal of the accusation that anyone who criticises Israel must be an anti-Semite and, if Jewish, a self-hater…. Read more

Stumbling out of Zionism

Mukul Kesevan reviews If I Am Not for Myself BIBLIO, March-April 2008 Mike Marqusee’s range as a writer is prodigious. The first book of his that I read was Anyone But England, a brilliant materialist history of cricket in England, one of the best books ever written on the game. I remember thinking then, how… Read more