Mehring Yayıncılık publishes Turkish edition of The Logic of Zionism: From Nationalist Myth to the Gaza Genocide

Mehring Yayıncılık is pleased to announce the publication of the Turkish edition of The Logic of Zionism: From Nationalist Myth to the Gaza Genocide by David North. We encourage all readers of the World Socialist Web Site in Turkey to buy the book, available here.

The volume features four lectures given by David North in response to Israel’s NATO-backed genocide in Gaza. North is the chairperson of both the Socialist Equality Party in the United States and the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site. He has played a leading role in the international socialist movement for more than a half century.

North’s first lecture, delivered at the University of Michigan on October 24, 2023, placed the Israeli onslaught against Gaza in the context of the Zionist oppression of the Palestinian people.

The second lecture, given at Birkbeck, University of London on November 18, 2023, reviewed the history, dating back to the 19th century, of socialist opposition to Zionist politics and ideology.

In the third lecture, presented at Berlin’s Humboldt University on December 14, 2023, North subjected the claim of the German government that opposition to Zionism is “antisemitism” to withering criticism.

In the fourth lecture, delivered at the University of Michigan on March 12, 2024, North draws the political lessons of US Air Force member Aaron Bushnell’s self-immolation in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., chanting “Free Palestine.”

North concluded his lecture:

We are confronted with great political questions and challenges. They can be solved. But to solve them, we must build a revolutionary party. This party must win the allegiance of the great masses of the working class. That’s the basic, fundamental lesson we must draw from the death of Aaron Bushnell and from a comprehension of the crisis of our times.

Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, Charles Thorpe wrote of an earlier edition of the book:

David North’s three lectures, delivered amidst the war, are a remarkably concise, historically informed, and politically devastating indictment of Zionism and the Israeli assault on Gaza.

The Logic of Zionism also includes the presentation made of the Turkish edition of North’s book Leon Trotsky and the Struggle for Socialism in the Twenty First Century at the Istanbul Book Fair on November 5, 2023.