Antisemitism today

01Feb10

Legacy of Hope: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Resistance Yesterday and Today.
An important piece of writing, by Robert Fine
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Also useful, although I think some of the formulations are wrong:
Jewish Agency says world anti-Semitism surges: truth or propaganda?
By WW4’s Bill Weinberg.

Fantastic post by Terry Glavin, which made me proud:
Weekend Readings: The errors of history & the urgency of their contemporary relevance.

Among the links, as Terry summarises it:

Peter Ryley has composed an important protest against that similarly popular abuse of history which sets out to simplistically conflate socialism with fascism and thus elide crucial distinctions between authoritarianism and totalitarianism. Equally detestable though these tyrannies may be, there’s no excuse for falling for propaganda so silly that it will have you playing games of connect-a-dot between Naziism and liberalism.

A point which needs to be hammered home to some of the protagonists in this argument.

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2 Responses to “Antisemitism today”

  1. 1 d

    You may not be aware of this, but Jay Knott is a well-known as a Nazi and holocaust denier. He hosts the website for the Pacifica Forum group, which regularly invites holocaust deniers to speak at their events.

  2. I didn’t realise he is well-known, although I had realised he is Holocaust denier and at least more or less a Nazi. I hope that any credibility he has on the ultra-left because of his former connection to Wildcat has been destroyed.


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