‘A Dream Deferred’

The latest issue of The Nation includes a critical essay by Bashir Abu-Manneh about the Palestinian struggle for a national homeland. He takes two recent books as his starting point: Rashid Khalidi’s The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood and Ali Abunimah’s One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. It’s a powerful, well-argued piece by Abu-Manneh, who is, quite rightly, uncompromising on the issue of self-determination.