Reflections On Anti-Semitism
  • Reflections On Anti-Semitism
  • Reflections On Anti-Semitism

Reflections On Anti-Semitism

5.0 1
by Alain Badiou, Eric Hazan, Ivan Segre
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Since the inception of the ‘War on Terror’, Israel has become increasingly important to Western imperial strategy and ever more aggressive in its policies towards the Palestinians. A key ideological weapon in this development is the cynical and unjustified accusation of ‘anti-Semitism’ to silence protest and dissent.

…  See more details below

Overview

Since the inception of the ‘War on Terror’, Israel has become increasingly important to Western imperial strategy and ever more aggressive in its policies towards the Palestinians. A key ideological weapon in this development is the cynical and unjustified accusation of ‘anti-Semitism’ to silence protest and dissent.

For historical reasons, this tactic has been deployed most forcefully in France, and in the first of the two essays in this book French writers Alain Badiou and Eric Hazan demolish the ‘anti-Semitism is everywhere’ claim used to bludgeon critics of the Israeli state and those who stand in solidarity with the banlieue youth. In ‘The Philo-Semitic Reaction’, Ivan Segré undertakes a meticulous deconstruction of a rampant reactionary trend that identifies Jewish interests with the ‘democratic’ West. Segré’s aim is to uphold a universalist position and to defend Jewish tradition from Zionist ideological distortion.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Daniel Bensaid
“The calm and smiling power [of Segré’s work] lies in the logical rigor with which he reads texts.”
Daniel Bensaïd
“The calm and smiling power [of Segré’s work] lies in the logical rigor with which he reads texts.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844678778
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Related Subjects

What People are saying about this

Daniel Bensaid
The calm and smiling power [of Segré’s work] lies in the logical rigor with which he reads texts.

Meet the Author

Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the Ecole normale superieure and the College international de philosophie in Paris. Eric Hazan is the founder of the publisher La Fabrique and the author of several books. Ivan Segré is a doctor in philosophy and student of the Talmud who lives in Israel. He is also the author of Qu’appelle-ton penser Auschwitz?

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Reflections on Anti-Semitism 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 0 reviews.