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The Israel Test

Wednesday July 2009

Introduction: Midge Decter, Author and Critic, Winner of the National Humanities Medal

Israel is the crucial battlefield for capitalism and freedom in our time.

George Gilder’s global bestseller Wealth and Poverty made the moral case for capitalism. Now, in his fascinating and provocative new book, The Israel Test, Gilder makes the moral case for Israel. The Israel Test reveals how the country now stands behind only the United States in its contributions to technological progress and the hightech economy, and how it is a beacon of political and economic freedom in a dangerous Middle East.

Not just a matter of religion or regional issues, Gilder argues, the Israel test involves more and is bigger than commonly understood.