The Greatest Israeli, Palestinian "Political" Books of All Time

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The "Political" category of books encompasses works that explore the theory, practice, and history of government and politics. These books may cover topics such as political ideologies, political systems, political institutions, political movements, and political leaders. They may also examine the relationship between politics and other areas of society, such as economics, culture, and international relations. Political books can be both informative and thought-provoking, offering readers insights into the complexities of the political world and the challenges of governing in a democratic society.

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  1. 1. Orientalism by Edward W. Said

    This book is a critical examination of Western attitudes towards the East, particularly the Middle East, and how these attitudes have shaped and continue to shape Western policies and perceptions. The author argues that the West has a long history of viewing the East as the "other," exotic and inferior, and that this view has been institutionalized through academic disciplines, literature, and media. This "Orientalism," as the author calls it, has served to justify colonialism and imperialism, and continues to influence Western attitudes and policies towards the East today.

    The 689th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

    This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the history of the human species, tracing back from the earliest forms of Homo Sapiens to the modern day. It delves into evolutionary biology, the development of cultures and societies, and the rise of major ideologies and technologies. The book also discusses the future of the species, posing thought-provoking questions about our roles and responsibilities in a rapidly changing world.

    The 2317th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. 21 Lessons For The 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

    This book navigates through the complexities and challenges of the 21st century, offering insightful analysis and thought-provoking lessons on various pressing issues such as technology, politics, religion, and education. The author delves into the impact of artificial intelligence and biotechnology, exploring how they are reshaping the world and questioning the future of humanity in this rapidly changing landscape. Through a series of compelling essays, the book encourages readers to reflect on the values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty, aiming to equip society with the understanding and wisdom to navigate the unknown future.

    The 9974th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. The Years of Extermination by Saul Friedlander

    "The Years of Extermination" is a comprehensive historical analysis of the Holocaust, examining the genocide from 1939 to 1945. Drawing on a variety of sources, including diaries, letters, and firsthand accounts, it provides a detailed and harrowing account of the systematic extermination of the Jewish people during World War II. The book also explores the responses of various groups, including the Jewish communities in Europe, the international community, and the perpetrators themselves.

    The 10700th Greatest Book of All Time

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