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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife$
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Michael C. Steinlauf and Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774730

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.001.0001

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From Nationalism to Universalism: Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky and the Ukrainian Question

From Nationalism to Universalism: Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky and the Ukrainian Question

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From Nationalism to Universalism: Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky and the Ukrainian Question
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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16
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Israel Kleiner

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0033

This chapter discusses Israel Kleiner's From Nationalism to Universalism: Vladimir Ze'ev Jabotinsky and the Ukrainian Question. In this monograph, Kleiner focuses on V. Z. Jabotinsky's views of Ukrainian nationalism both in the period before the First World War and in the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution and the ensuing civil war. After establishing Jabotinsky's general views on nationalism and cultural identity, Kleiner examines closely what he identifies as the courageous positions adopted by Jabotinsky in three critical moments. In Kleiner's view, Jabotinsky's support for Ukrainian nationalism was fully consistent with his fierce opposition to Jewish cultural assimilation. Jabotinsky not only condemned the Polish policies of active Polonization in Austrian Galicia, but also rejected tsarism's efforts to Russify the ethnic communities of the western borderlands of the empire. Instead, he welcomed the full development of Ukrainian cultural life and championed those expressions of Ukrainian nationalism that he believed would eventually result in an independent Ukraine. In Kleiner's exposition, Jabotinsky envisioned a future in which democratic nationalist movements would achieve their goals, thereby producing a non-threatening international order in which individuals could realize their own full potential as human beings without loss of national culture or ethnic identity.

Keywords:   Israel Kleiner, Vladimir Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Ukrainian nationalism, cultural identity, Jewish cultural assimilation, Polonization, Ukrainian cultural life, democratic nationalist movements, national culture, ethnic identity

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