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"Fresh, iconoclastic, stimulating debates." Kirkus

"If you read one book published this year, then you might make it Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World." Aminatta Forna, The Independent

"What unites [the classroom conversations] is [Fraenkel's] skill in the art of posing questions designed to perplex and provoke. He lets us overhear the Socratic form of dialogue that Plato invented and that Mr. Fraenkel practices much to his students’ pleasure, and ours." Benjamin Balint, The Wall Street Journal

"The author urges religious people who aren't bound by literalism, secularists who don't dismiss all religion as anachronism, and inquisitive types of all persuasions to try something. First, accept freedom of expression, recognize your fallibility and prepare yourself to revise received assumptions. And then plunge into debates about morality, faith, governance, rights and other matters that divide us [...] The discussions you engage in, as suggested by his and his students' experiences, will likely broaden your horizons and nourish your intellect." Rayyan Al-Shawaf, Toronto Star