By David Leach

Say the note 'Israel' this day and it sparks pictures of partitions and rockets and a bloody clash eternally. but for many years, the emblem of the Jewish country used to be the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the mythical kibbutznik. Chasing Utopia attracts readers into the search for solutions to the defining political clash of our period. Leach chronicles the debatable decline of Israel's kibbutz stream and witnesses a renaissance of the unique imaginative and prescient for a peaceful utopia in unforeseen corners of the Promised Land.

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