In Memoriam: Robert S. Wistrich, 1945–2015
We are pleased to publish one of the last pieces that Robert Wistrich wrote, which is on antisemitism in France at the time of Alfred Dreyfus. It is published with an introductory essay by David Hirsh which looks at how the issues Wistrich highlights around the Dreyfus affair may be read in the contemporary context of the reemergence of antisemitism and populism into mainstream discourse.
Keywords: Wistrich, Dreyfus, Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Anti-Semitism, Arendt
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Robert Wistrich, From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012).
Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (San Diego: Harvest, 1975), 120.
Telegraph Reporters, “Cambridge Union Audience Laughs at Anti-Semitic ‘Joke’ by Malaysian Prime Minister,” The Daily Telegraph, June 18, 2019, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/17/cambridge-union-audiencelaughs-anti-semitic-joke-malaysian/.
“Himmler’s Posen Speech—’Extermination,’” Jewish Virtual Library, accessed September 17, 2019, https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/himmler-s-posen-speech-quot-extermination-quot.
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