Long Reads: Antony Lerman on Antisemitism, Israel, and the Left
The question of how to define antisemitism has become a major political controversy. Many leading political figures, including Benjamin Netanyahu, now insist that antisemitism and anti-Zionism are two sides of the same coin. How did we reach a point where this kind of discourse has become entirely routine? Antony Lerman joins Long Reads to discuss the history of this debate, covered in a new book, Whatever Happened To Antisemitism? Redefinition and the Myth of the 'Collective Jew'. The work draws on his long experience of academic research into the different forms of anti-Jewish bigotry.
You can read a review of Lerman's book in Jacobin here: https://jacobin.com/2022/09/antisemitism-zionism-israel-palestine-corbyn
Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.
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