New PDF release: Deciphering the New Antisemitism

By Alvin H. Rosenfeld

ISBN-10: 0253018692

ISBN-13: 9780253018694

Interpreting the recent Antisemitism addresses the expanding occurrence of antisemitism on an international scale. Antisemitism takes on quite a few varieties in all elements of the area, and the essays during this wide-ranging quantity care for lots of them: ecu antisemitism, antisemitism and Islamophobia, antisemitism and anti-Zionism, and efforts to demonize and delegitimize Israel. participants are a world staff of students who make clear the cultural, highbrow, political, and spiritual stipulations that supply upward push to antisemitic phrases and deeds. those landmark essays are noteworthy for his or her timeliness and talent to grapple successfully with the intense concerns handy.

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In fact, it may claim Karl Marx, whose essay “On the Jewish Question” is a milestone in the history of antisemitism. (Indeed, when this chapter was first read in conference, Paul Berman insisted that antisemitism may claim St. ) Much could be and has been written on the infection of Western philosophy with antisemitism. Even if this were not the case, however, to define antisemitism in ideological terms does not imply that it has the coherence of a philosophical treatise. Rather, the notion is that antisemitism is a way in which people make sense of the world, even if their conceptions are often distorted or nonsensical.

Org/terms 18 Pa sca l Bruck n er believe, the apostates, the skeptics; hence my suggestion, formulated in 2002, to create a vast system of assistance dedicated to those who dissent from Islam, an initiative that presupposes the right to question the doctrine freely, just as is the case with Christianity, Judaism, or Buddhism. The very notion of Islamophobia, which is primarily directed against those who dissent from the Koran, is invoked as a legitimate foundation for an academic discipline so as to secure for Islam a status that any other religion in the modern world is denied: an exemption status.

30. 16. S. S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2006), 66. 17. Deborah Lipstadt, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory (New York: Free Press, 1993), 1–2. 18. Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and American Democracy (New York: Harper, 1944), 1:76. 19. ,” Journal of Educational Sociology 21 (September 1947): 19–24, 21, quoted in Stuart Svonkin, Jews against Prejudice: American Jews and the Fight for Civil Liberties (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), 63–64.

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