In Betrayals and Treason Nachman Ben-Yehuda identifies the universal structure of betrayals as the violation of trust and loyalty and charts the different manifestations and constructions of these violations, all within numerous cases across time, place, and cultures. Betrayals do not just lie in the eyes of the beholder, completely relative. While the very idea of betrayals is a social construct, underlying it is a universal structure of violations of both trust and loyalty. Whenever this structure materializes, the label "betrayal" is invoked and applied.
Table of Contents
“I Did Not Betray” -- Part One -- Introduction: Violating Trust and Loyalty -- Violating Trust and Loyalty: A Typology -- Violating Trust and Loyalty: Categories and Cases -- Part Two -- Treason -- Violating Trust and Loyalty During World War II: Part -- Violating Trust and Loyalty During World War II: Part 2 -- Radio Traitors: Lord Haw-Haw and Tokyo Rose -- Intellectual Betrayal: Ezra Pound and Knut Hamsun -- Edward VIII: A Traitor Monarch? -- The Case of Malinali Tenepal—Malinche -- Treason in Judaism and Israel -- Conclusion