New book by David North

The Logic of Zionism: From Nationalist Myth to the Gaza Genocide

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of a new volume by David North, The Logic of Zionism: From Nationalist Myth to the Gaza Genocide. We encourage all readers of the World Socialist Web Site to buy the book, available here.

The volume features three lectures given by David North in response to the eruption of war in Gaza. North is the chairperson of both the Socialist Equality Party in the United States and the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site. He has played a leading role in the international socialist movement for more than a half century.

North’s first lecture, delivered at the University of Michigan on October 24, 2023, placed the Israeli onslaught against Gaza in the context of the Zionist oppression of the Palestinian people. The second lecture, given at the University of London’s Birbeck College on November 18, 2023, reviewed the history, dating back to the 19th century, of socialist opposition to Zionist politics and ideology. In the third lecture, presented at Berlin’s Humboldt University on December 14, 2023, North subjected the claim of the German government that opposition to Zionism is “antisemitism” to withering criticism. 

He concluded his lecture:

The ongoing war, for all its horrors, has made one significant political contribution. It has awakened the youth. It has opened the eyes of the world. It has exposed the Zionist regime and its imperialist accomplices for the criminals they are. It has set into motion a tidal wave of outrage that is sweeping across the world and will sweep across those responsible for this genocide.

As Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, Charles Thorpe wrote:

David North’s three lectures, delivered amidst the war, are a remarkably concise, historically informed, and politically devastating indictment of Zionism and the Israeli assault on Gaza.

The book is available to purchase here.