Americanized Zionism: The Forgotten Role of Horace M. Kallen

By Sara S. Schmidt

World Zionist Organization (WZO), Summer 1985

In the annals of American thought the name of Horace M. Kallen is best known for his early explication of the concept of cultural pluralism, that theory which urges the maintenance of various ethnic identities in the United States to ensure the preservation of the unique contribution each one is capable of making to American culture. Those who knew Horace Kallen better recognized the roles he played in the development of active movements on behalf of adult education, consumer's rights, civil liberties and environmental preservation in the United States. Little is known, however, of the other side of Kallen's life, one which consciously reflected his awareness of himself as a Jew living in America.

Topic: Community Relations, Jewish Thought, Zionism

Name of Publication: Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel

Volume/Issue: 56

Page Number(s): 65-75

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schmidt, Sara S. Americanized Zionism: The Forgotten Role of Horace M. Kallen. Forum: on the Jewish People, Zionism, and Israel. World Zionist Organization (WZO). Summer 1985: 65-75.


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