Keith Kahn Harris

professionally curious, communally engaged

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  1. Long overdue update

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    Over the last few months I have appeared on various radio programmes, podcasts and events talking about my book Denial: The Unspeakable Truth. Here is an updated list, including links to downloads, streaming videos etc…

    Articles and videos

    What’s behind denialism? BBC Ideas video, 5 November 2018

    ‘Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth’ Guardian Long Read 3 August 2018 Also available as a podcast


    RSA Polarised podcast, March 21, 2019

    Featured in several episodes of BBC Radio 4 series The Age of Denial, March 2019

    On Conflict podcast, 30 January 2019

    With Kevin Barrett, 3 January 2019

    Serious Inquiries Only podcast, 19 December 2018

    Thale’s Well podcast, 30 November 2018

    Middle Way Society podcast, 25 September 2018 [Also available here]

    CBC Radio, 16 August 2018

    Tel Aviv Review podcast, 6 August 2018

    Talks about the book [Note: I have only included talks that were recorded in this list]

    Panelist on ‘Is Humanity in Denial’ at Jewish Book Week 2019, 7 March 2019. Video of panel here

    Panelist on ‘Challenging Denial: from Slavery to the Holocaust’ at Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck College, 7 November 2018. Audio recording of panel here

    ‘Denialism, Post-Denialism and the Boundaries of the Speakable’, at CRASSH, Cambridge University, 11 June 2018. Watch video of talk here.

  2. New Project: My Impossible Books

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    Over the last few years, I’ve been building up more and more ideas for books I’d like to write. It’s unlikely I’ll ever publish more than a fraction of them, so I wanted to find a way to ‘let go’ on my ‘impossible’ books.

    I’ve started ‘publishing’ these books (including covers by Gus Condeixa) on Medium. At the time of writing I’ve produced 10 and plenty more will follow. I intend to cross post them on this site but will need to create a new page to do so and haven’t yet worked out how to do it. For the time being, check out the publication page here:

    The Impossible Books of Keith Kahn-Harris

    And here’s the rationale for the whole series:

    My Impossible Books: An Introduction


  3. My new book: Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community

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    Final front cover


    I’m excited to announce that my new book Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community will be published by David Paul Books on 12 March 2014 and is available for pre-order now.

    The book will be launched at JW3 London at 7:30 on 12 March.

    Here’s the book blurb:

    “The relationship between Anglo-Jewry and Israel is perilous, complex terrain – and there are few better placed to navigate it than Keith Kahn-Harris.” Jonathan Freedland

    Diaspora Jews are no longer unified in their support for Israel.

    The author, a sociologist. Jewish and a committed left-of-centre Zionist, explores the causes of the conflicts and describes his own innovative efforts at conflict resolution. Analysing the various groupings – left, right, secular and religious, pro and anti-Zionist – in Britain and the USA, Keith Kahn-Harris looks at the history of civility in society and examines the different methods used by international organisations and groups involved in developing dialogue within Jewish communities.

    He describes, how using these techniques and with expert help, he brought together more than seventy prominent diverse British Jews for a series of encounters. He concludes that dialogue and civility is possible. But with no change in behaviour there will be serious consequences for the Jewish communities of the world.

    “A masterful and thoughtful analysis of the various existing positions of Jews and Israel advocates on Israel. This book might just give us the language, the insights – and the pause – for us to do something a little more sensible, before it’s, stupidly, too late.” Clive Lawton – Jewish educator

    “I applaud Keith Kahn-Harris for having the courage to examine this vexatious debate in his richly textured book.” Gabrielle Rifkind – Oxford Research Group’s Middle East conflict resolution specialist