What Ahad Ha'am Saw and Herzl Missed—and Vice Versa https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/history-ideas/2016/10/what-ahad-haam-saw-and-herzl-missed-and-vice-versa/

The unresolved rivalry between the great Zionist thinker and the great Zionist strategist still shapes the contending outlooks of many 21st-century Jews.

October 5, 2016 | Hillel Halkin
About the author: Hillel Halkin’s books include Yehuda HaleviAcross the Sabbath RiverMelisande: What are Dreams? (a novel), Jabotinsky: A Life (2014), and, most recently, After One-Hundred-and-Twenty (Princeton). 

A portrait of Ahad Ha’am taken from a postcard. Culture Club/Getty Images.

This essay is the fifth in a series by Hillel Halkin on seminal Hebrew writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The first four dealt with the novelists Joseph Perl, Avraham Mapu, and Peretz Smolenskin and the poet Yehudah Leib Gordon

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