Delineates a number of aspects of Zionist thought, as expressed through the writings of selected central nineteenth and twentieth century individuals. Avineri presents a history of Zionist thought through profiles of some of Zionism's major thinkers. Each chapter is devoted to a specific personality
HESS, MOSES (1812–1875), German socialist, a precursor of modern Zionism, and father of Zionist Socialism. In this book, Hess argues for the Jews to return to the Land of Israel, and proposed the creation of a Jewish socialist country.
Ze'ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was a controversial figure in the Zionist movement of the 1920s and 1930s. He was a leader of Revisionism (right wing Zionism), which opposed the policies of the mainstream Zionist labor group led by Chaim Weitzman and David Ben-Gurion.