A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the by Robert S. Wistrich

By Robert S. Wistrich

In this unparalleled paintings 20 years within the making, major historian Robert S. Wistrich examines the lengthy and unpleasant background of anti-Semitism, from the 1st recorded pogrom in 38 BCE to its stunning and frequent resurgence today. As no different booklet has performed prior to it, A deadly Obsession finds the explanations in the back of this shameful and chronic type of hatred and gives a sobering examine the way it may perhaps shake and reshape the realm in years to come.

Here are the interesting and long-forgotten roots of the "Jewish difference"—the violence that greeted the Jewish Diaspora in first-century Alexandria. Wistrich means that the assumption of a formless God who handed down a common ethical legislation to a selected few deeply disconcerted the pagan global. The early leaders of Christianity elevated their energy by means of portray those "superior" Jews as a cosmic and satanic evil, and by the point of the Crusades, murdering a "Christ killer" had develop into an act of sense of right and wrong. relocating seamlessly via centuries of battle and dissidence, A deadly Obsession powerfully portrays the construction of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the fateful anti-Semitic tract commissioned via Russia's tsarist mystery police on the finish of the 19th century—and the prediction via Theodor Herzl, Austrian founding father of political Zionism, of eventual catastrophe for the Jews in Europe.The 20th century fulfilled this darkish prophecy, with the frightening ascent of Hitler's 3rd Reich. but, as Wistrich disturbingly indicates, the tip of global battle II didn't neutralize the "Judeophobic virus": Pogroms and prejudice persisted in Soviet-controlled territories and within the Arab-Muslim international that will fan flames for brand new many years of mistrust, malice, and violence.Here, in pointed and devastating element, is our personal international, one during which jihadi terrorists and the novel left blame Israel for all worldwide ills. In his concluding chapters, Wistrich warns of a potential nuclear "Final Solution" by the hands of Iran, a land during which a previously wealthy Jewish neighborhood has declined in either fortunes and freedoms.Dazzling in scope and erudition, A deadly Obsession is a riveting masterwork of investigative nonfiction, the definitive paintings in this unsettling but crucial topic. it's destined to turn into an necessary resource for any pupil of worldwide affairs.

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The new immigration countries of Asia, like Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and South Korea, still reject any form of long-term integration for immigrants (Castles, 2003). 5. Again, the extensive literature on this topic cannot be summarized here. See, for instance, Bauböck, 1996; Gutmann, 1994; Kymlicka, 1995; Young, 1989. References Aleinikoff, T. , and Klusmeyer, D. (eds), From Migrant to Citizens: Membership in a Changing World (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2000). Aleinikoff, T.

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