Anti-Semitism and the Left

Author(s): Ian Hernon


How on earth has a party with a proud if patchy history of battling Fascism and anti-Semitism come to the present deeply damaging divide on the issue? This book includes, recent shocking examples of MPs' electronic posts. A short history of anti-Semitism in Britain from the Middle Ages to the turn-of-the-century birth of the myth that Jews are behind capitalism, together with the counter claims from the Establishment that Jews are the agents of anarchy. The European switch from socialism to Fascism (Mussolini, Laval, etc) together with Stalin's disdain for Jewry. Mosley's switch from Labour campaigner to Blackshirt Leader. The dangerous allure of populism. The birth of Israel and the prejudices of the sixties. The rise of support for the Palestine cause from the early 1970s, the one issue which set Jeremy Corbyn's views in stone. This book traces the anti-Semitism row since Corbyn became Labour leader; the schisms and their causes; the death threats and social media nastiness.The final chapter to be completed after the 12 December election.


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General Fields

  • : 9781398102231
  • : Amberley Publishing
  • : Amberley Publishing
  • : January 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ian Hernon
  • : HB