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The resurgence of anti-Semitism : Jews, Israel, and liberal opinion

Bernard Harrison.
  • Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006.
  • xv, 219 pages ; 24 cm.
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Summary
  • "Recently, Jewish voices have begun to warn against a new "anti-Semitism" fueled by moral concerns about Israel. Opponents have retorted that opposition to "Zionism" is by no means anti-Semitic. This book, by a non-Jewish analytic philosopher, assesses the relative merits of these opposed views, and offers a detailed examination of the moral and intellectual credentials of the widespread current opinion whose growth underlies both."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • A certain climate of opinion
  • Two types of anti-Semitism
  • The cover
  • The "apology"
  • The "conspiracy"
  • " All Jews support Israel"
  • A further stereotype
  • In praise of ignorance
  • A sense of the rights of the other --Diversity-denial
  • The roots of Jewish xenophilia
  • The limits of fair reportage
  • The conceptual content of the notion of evil
  • Reservations regarding the Jews
  • Israel and the Jewish people
  • An alleged dilemma
  • The Nazi analogy
  • Persecution and the origins of Israel
  • Colonialism or self-determination?
  • Un animal méchant
  • Land for peace
  • The Palestinians and their leadership
  • Fascism in Europe and the Third World
  • Political messianism and the idea of total war
  • Defending total war : "you're guilty if I say so"
  • Defending total war : "understanding" the murderers
  • The "Holocaust Day" controversy in Britain : a postscript
  • Is Israel a "racist apartheid" state?
  • "Dismantling" Israel
  • Politics and morality
  • The limits of responsibility
  • Anti-Semitism as a cultural phenomenon
  • Morality and putatively factual belief
  • An example
  • Messianism versus meliorism
  • Messianism and its discontents
  • The moralizing of progressive politics
  • Why anti-Semitism?
  • Does it matter?
  • Postscript : the Mearsheimer/Walt controversy.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 0742552268 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0742552276 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780742552265
  • 9780742552272
Identifying numbers
  • EAN: 9780742552265
  • EAN: 9780742552272
  • LCCN: 2006014650
  • OCLC: 68416766