By Steven Beller
Anti-Semitism has been a chillingly continual presence in the course of the final millennium, culminating nowa days within the horror of the ultimate answer. This Very brief creation examines and untangles a few of the strands of anti-Semitism visible all through historical past, revealing why hatred of the Jews seems to be so chronic via time. Steven Beller illuminates the historical past of the phenomenon: from medieval spiritual clash, to the expansion of anti-Semitism as a political and ideological move within the nineteenth century, to the "new" anti-Semitism of the twenty first century, as mirrored in Holocaust denial and Islamic anti-Zionism. the writer additionally discusses the position and attitudes of key figures reminiscent of Wagner, Nietzsche, and Marx, in addition to key texts akin to the cast "Protocols of the Elders of Zion." in brief, this compact e-book deals an insightful account that underscores how anti-Semitism reached it its darkish apogee within the worst genocide in smooth history--the Holocaust--and the way it nonetheless persists around the globe today.
The most powerful a part of Beller's e-book is his exemplary introductory bankruptcy, "What is Anti-Semitism?", which can be required interpreting for all scholars of the Nazis and the Sah, of ethnic violence and of historiography. magazine of contemporary Jewish Studies