Anti-Semitism

One of Liberalism's Greatest Defenders Doesn't Deserve His Obscurity
The pathos of Stefan Zweig and his overdue revival
August 09, 2014

Stefan Zweig is much more than "the Pepsi of Austrian of writing."

Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise in Russia—and the Kremlin's TV Network Is in on It
An offensive video on Russia Today is just the latest example
May 14, 2014

Moscow has been accusing Kiev of anti-Semitism, but evidence shows that all that anti-Semitism is coming from Moscow itself.

Meet the Anti-Semitic French Comedian Who Invented the Quenelle
January 31, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. The Passage de la Main d’Or, half a mile or so from the Place de la Bastille, is a nondescript, narrow street in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, which these days is a fairly chic quarter in eastern Paris.

Meet the French Comedian Behind Soccer's Antisemitism Controversy
January 03, 2014

Nicolas Anelka might regret the goal he scored on Monday: The French soccer star ignited a global controversy when, celebrating, he struck a pose that may be based on the Nazi salute.

Did Hasidic Jews Leak Anti-Semitism Accusations to The New York Times?
December 11, 2013

One month ago, The New York Times published a long piece on the front page about shocking allegations of anti-Semitism—swastikas on lockers, anti-Semitic nicknames and jokes, the throwing of coins at Jewish students—at Pine Bush School District, whic

Imaginary Jews
The strange history of antisemitism in Western culture
October 11, 2013

From antiquity to more recent times, an endless series of writers and thinkers have crafted versions and visions of Jews and Judaism that are as ugly and frightening as they are effective. David Nirenberg gives us the history.

Ryan Braun Stoops Even Lower By Screaming ‘Anti-Semitism’
August 19, 2013

Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player, postponed his eventual suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s banned substances policy by casting doubts—even aspersions—on his urine collector when a urin

The Pulitzers Honor a Smear Artist
Bret Stephens played the anti-Semitism card against Chuck Hagel—and is rewarded for it
April 24, 2013

Bret Stephens played the anti-Semitism card against Chuck Hagel—and is rewarded for it.

How Do You Stop Racism on Twitter?
Not by shaming or prosecuting users, for starters
January 31, 2013

France wants to prosecute people who write racist tweets. America prefers a different approach: vigilante justice. Neither one will solve the problem.