Contested Terrain: resources


Following my last Contested Terrain post, here is a cut and paste of the last version of the CT resources page. Many of the links are dead of course and go via If I ever have time, I will make a proper resource page on this site.


Antisemitism (Theory and Analysis)

Elements of Anti-Semitism – (from Dialectic of Enlightenment). By Theodor W. Adorno & Max Horkheimer. 1944.

Anti-Semite and Jew: An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate – By Jean Paul Sartre. 1946.

Antisemitism. (from The Origins of Totalitarianism). – By Hannah Arendt. 1951.

Antisemitism and National Socialism – By Moishe Postone. 1986.

Antisemitism and the (Modern) Critique of Capitalism – By Werner Bonefeld.

“Notes on Antisemitism”. By Werner Bonefeld. Common Sense. 1997.

That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Antisemitic – By Steve Cohen


Ominous Proximities – A Critique of Globalisation and Reactionary Ideologies

My Enemy’s Enemy: essays on globalization, fascism and the struggle against capitalism

The Economics of Race Hatred – By Peter Staudenmaier

Anti-Globalisation and the Dangers of Nationalism and Anti-Semitism – By Werner Bonefeld. 2004.

“Millenium Round” of the WTO under fire … from both left and right – By Alain Kessi


History and Helplessness: Mass Mobilization and Contemporary Forms of Anticapitalism – By Moishe Postone

German neo-Nazis and anti-capitalism – By Jan Langehein


Is There Still a Jewish Question? Why I’m an Anti-Anti-Zionist – By Ellen Willis

The Logic of German Anti-Zionism – By Thomas Haury

Letter from Berlin: The anti-anti-Zionists – By Benjamin Weinthal

Anti Zionism and Anti-Semitism: Cosmopolitan Reflections – By David Hirsh

Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism: A Response to Judith Butler – By Rebeca Siegel

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective: Convergence and Divergence – Edited by Jeffrey Herf

History of Anti-Zionism

Anti-Zionist Campaign, Poland 1967-68 (collected resources)

Re-Presenting Zionism as the Apex of Global Conspiracy” (from The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality. Berkowitz, Michael. University of California Press. 2007)

Antisemitism on the Left

Anti-Semitism in the Socialist Tradition – By Kjetil Simonsen

“That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Antisemitic.” Steve Cohen. (1984).

Anti-semitism on the Left. Thomas Haury.

The anti-Semitism of the 68ers. (About the bomb planted in Berlin’s Jewish Community Centre in 1969).

Blood Libel promoted by Counterpunch, Alison Weir. Adam Holland. September, 2009.

Fear and loathing. Lucy Michaels. The New Internationalist. (2004).

Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism. Terminal 119 collective thessaloniki. (January 2009)

The past didn’t go anywhere – Making Resistance to Antisemitism Part of All of Our Movements. April Rosenblum.


National Socialism and Anti-Semitism in the Arab World. By Matthias Küntzel. Jewish Political Studies Review 17:1-2 (Spring 2005).


Press Office Savanne, Right-Left – A Dangerous Flirt

The Ideological Evolution of Horst Mahler: The Far Left-Extreme Right Synthesis.

The Left on “The Jewish Question”

East German Communists and the Jewish Question: The Case of Paul Merker – By Jeffrey Herf. Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct., 1994), pp. 627-661


The Anarchism of Fools: Conspiracy Theory as a Substitute for Social Critique – By Peter Staudenmaier

Post-War Debate in Germany

What Does it Mean to Come to Terms with the Past? – By Theodor W. Adorno [or PDF version here]

Bitburg: A Letter to the West German Left – By Moishe Postone (From Radical America, Vol 19, No 5, 1985)


Moishe Postone
Marx’s Critical Theory of Capitalist Modernity. May 21, 2011.

Jewish Left

Young, Jewish and Left (Film, U.S., 2006)

The Free Voice of Labor: Jewish Anarchists (Film, U.S., 1977)

The 43 Group: The Unfinished War (Film, UK, 2000)

Protocols of Zion. (Film. 2005)

The Left and the Shoah

Utopia or Auschwitz?: Germany’s 1968 Generation and the Holocaust. Hans Kundnani. Columbia University Press (December 2009).

Critical Theory

History and Heteronomy: Critical Essays. Moishe Postone (2009).

National Liberation

How to Defend Israel. (1948). Hal Draper.

The Radical Left and National Liberation. Wolfgang Pohrt. (1982).

National(ism) and Anti-National(ism)

Why Anti-National? By Junge Linke. Kittens. Issue #1. June 2010.

On nationalism: 
An anti-fascist intervention. By Jerzy Sobotta. Platypus Review, Issue 23, May 2010.


“Emma Goldman on Zionism.” Freedom. (1938).


“United By Hate The uses of anti-Semitism in Chávez’s Venezuela.” Claudio Lomnitz and Rafael Sánchez. Boston Review. July/August 2009. (And their follow-up response to critics: “A Necessary Critique.” Boston Review. August 2009.

Anti-German Tendency

Communism, Anti-German Criticism and Israel. Cafe Critique. (2004)

Communism and Israel. Socialist Initiative Forum. The Platypus Review. No. 28. (October 2010, Translation from original text of 2002).

Who are the Anti-Germans? Interview by Stephen Cheng. Joachim Bruhn. (May 2007) (or as PDF)

Who are the Anti-Germans? Sinistra!, Frankfurt. (2007)

Anti-Germans (political current). Wikipedia.

“The Anti-Germans” – The Pro-Israel German Left.” Simon Erlanger. (Jewish Political Studies Review, 21:1-2, Spring 2009).

Towards a critique of anti-German “communism.” Raphael Schlembach. Interface Journal. Vol 2, Iss 2. (Nov. 2010).

“Left discourses, antisemitism, racism and gender.” Daniel Mang. 2002.

Antinationalist Nationalism. The Anti-German Critique and Its All-Too-German Adherents. Crimethinc. Rolling Thunder. 2008.

The World Turned Upside Down. Tadzio Müller. Mute Magazine. 2005.

The good men of Leipzig. Ha’aretz. 2006.


Rebranding Fascism: National-Anarchists. Spencer Sunshine. Public Eye. (Winter 2008).

Holocaust Equations

The Warsaw ghetto comparison. Eve Garrard. (2007).

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