A timely analysis of the new antisemitism, by the historian who defeated Holocaust denier David Irving in court, Deborah Lipstadt.
What is antisemitism? Does it come from the right or the left? is anti-Zionism the same as antisemitism? Are there different kinds of anti-Semites? And what can be done to combat this extremely damaging racist ideology?
In this penetrating and provocative analysis, Deborah Lipstadt connects distinct currents in contemporary culture, such as the resurgence of racists right-wing nationalisms, left-liberal tolerance of hostility to Jews, the plight of the Palestinians, and the rise of Islamic extremism, to explore how contradictory forces have found common scrapegoats.
Lucid and convincing, Antisemitism will calm the fearful, ruse the complacent, and demand a response from readers.