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Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians.
Few Americans today are aware that U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that U.S. politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.
As this work demonstrates, these politicians were bombarded by a massive pro-Israel lobbying effort that ranged from well-funded and very public Zionist organizations to an "elitist secret society" whose members included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.
Against Our Better Judgment brings together meticulously sourced evidence to illuminate a reality that differs starkly from the prevailing narrative. It provides a clear view of the history that is key to understanding one of the most critically important political issues of our day.
©2014 Alison Weir (P)2014 Alison Weir
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3 out of 5 stars
By S. Ainsworth on 05-18-16

Good content, bad audio

The book was very interesting, when I could hear it well enough. Unfortunately I had to crank my speaker volume to nervously high levels in order to make out most of the narrator's words, due to the low decibel, unclear audio of the recording.

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3 out of 5 stars
By MitchAlex on 06-19-17

Good history. Bad audio.

History worth knowing, but the audio was bad. If it was a longer book I probably would've gave up on it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Syd Walker on 08-24-17


A short book that packs real punch.

This is history that's crucial to understand current affairs. Clear prose, well-referenced and narrated with competence by Daniel McGowan. Works nicely synced to the kindle book.

Well done Alison! Your continuing and very effective efforts to bring more justice into the world - especially in relation to the fate of Palestinians and the land of Palestine - are much appreciated, worldwide.

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