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Since the 9/11/01 attacks on America, anti-Semitism has been on the rise, its roots firmly anchored in centuries-old prejudices. Schweitzer and Perry analyze the lies, misperceptions, and myths about Jews and Judaism that have been spread throughout the centuries. Beginning in antiquity and continuing into the present day, the authors explore major anti-Semitic themes: Jews as murderers of Christ; Jews as both evil capitalists and evil communists; the “myth” of the Holocaust; and the Nation of Islam’s hatred of ...
Since the 9/11/01 attacks on America, anti-Semitism has been on the rise, its roots firmly anchored in centuries-old prejudices. Schweitzer and Perry analyze the lies, misperceptions, and myths about Jews and Judaism that have been spread throughout the centuries. Beginning in antiquity and continuing into the present day, the authors explore major anti-Semitic themes: Jews as murderers of Christ; Jews as both evil capitalists and evil communists; the “myth” of the Holocaust; and the Nation of Islam’s hatred of the Jews. This is an eye-opening piece of work that, sadly, is still needed today.
"In Anti-Semitism, a new book on an old but still germane subject, authors Marvin Perry and Frederick Schweitzer argue that anti-Semitism remains stubbornly alive because people remain stubbornly stupid. It's a thesis worth exploring."—Peter J. Pitts, Indianapolis Star
"[A] tour de force [that] follows upon the late Edward H. Flannery's groundbreaking classic, The Anguish of the Jews."—Journal of Ecumenical Studies
"Commendably, the authors, using reader-friendly language composed in captivating imagery, bring home the point that realization of anti-Semitism and its vision of apocalypse is ever present and therefore necessitates constant vigil. A wonderful read on a poignant topic. Highly recommended."—Zev Garber
"Perry and Schweitzer navigate the history of anti-Semitism with a firm hand, utilizing the latest scholarship and confronting controversial issues without fear."—Library Journal
"A richly textured, thorough, well-written and indispensable addition to the literature, one that anyone interested in the topic and related racist phenomena should not miss." —John Weiss, author of Ideology of Death: Why the Holocaust Happened in Germany
"...this is a decent and sober beginning to this regrettable history of hate...Recommended."—S.D. Benin, Choice
"...an invaluable guide through the torturous maze of myth and lies propagated by antisemites throughout the ages."-Anna Dogole, The Jewish Eye
"...deserves a place on your bookshelf..."—Gerard Meister, Pencil Stubs Online (www.pencilstubs.com)
"...an important contribution to the dialogue and the literature on the subject."—Chauncey Mabe, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"This book is timely, useful, and admirably readable. Its voice needs to be heard."—Michael R. Marrus, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Toronto.
". . . a remarkably timely and useful account of the history of antisemitism. . . . In spite of the thousands of books . . . on antisemitism, it is often difficult to find a book suitable for students that describes lucidly and competently antisemitic delusions and myths as both a logical absurdity and also a force that has shaped much of the history of the last two thousand years. This book qualifies in these respects unlike any book I have ever seen. I am confident that others will find it similarly useful."—Derek H. Davis, Journal of Church and State
"A substantial, comprehensive, and updated historical survey of the main antisemitic myths. . . "—Leon Volovici, Antisemitism International: An Annual Research Journal of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism
• The Trial and Death of Jesus: "The Myth of Christ-Killers" and the "Criminal People"
• Ritual Murderers: Christian Blood and Jewish Matzohs
• The Diabolization of Jews: Evil Demons, Conspirators, and Race Defilers
• Homo Judaicus Economicus: The Jew as Shylock, Parasite, and Plutocrat
• Denying the Holocaust
• A Neo-Nazi Mythology
• Anti-Semitic Myths Blackwashed: The Nation of Islam Inherits a Devil