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By Steven Beller

Anti-Semitism has been a chillingly continual presence in the course of the final millennium, culminating nowa days within the horror of the ultimate resolution.

This Very brief creation examines and untangles some of the strands of anti-Semitism noticeable all through heritage, revealing why hatred of the Jews seems to be so power via time. Steven Beller illuminates the background of the phenomenon: from medieval spiritual clash, to the expansion of anti-Semitism as a political and ideological circulation within the nineteenth century, to the "new" anti-Semitism of the twenty first century, as mirrored in Holocaust denial and Islamic anti-Zionism. the writer additionally discusses the function and attitudes of key figures equivalent to Wagner, Nietzsche, and Marx, in addition to key texts comparable to the solid "Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

In brief, this compact publication bargains an insightful account that underscores how anti-Semitism reached it its darkish apogee within the worst genocide in glossy history--the Holocaust--and the way it nonetheless persists all over the world this present day.

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