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Jacob Talmon: Combining histories and presents

Amikam Nachmani


Universities are a part of society but insist on distance, detachment and autonomy. Universities are bankrolled by society but academics demand total freedom in the domains of study, research, and expression of opinion and criticism of whatever goes on in the funding society. These and other questions, issues, contradictions and dilemmas, which preoccupied Prof. Jacob Talmon (1916–80) for throughout his life, were most succinctly dealt with in a series of two articles entitled ‘The idea of the university’ for the Israeli Ha'aretz newspaper (28 September and 5 October 1966). Throughout his long ... More

Keywords: Universities, Intellectuals, Judaism, Politics, Arab-Israeli Conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085727
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amikam Nachmani, author