5 thoughts on “Anti-Semite and Jew

  1. A few years ago I met a guy at a party and we hit it off while talking about Judaism. Anyway, we went on a date and I brought this book for him to read. He took it and I never saw him again. Moral of the story: Don’t give beloved books to people on a first date. Especially if they wear a giant gaudy gold chains and have bad portait tattoos on their forearms. You know who you are.

  2. There is a lot in here that seems surprisingly relevant to current American political right-wing pathologies. Change ‘Jew’ to ‘dark-skinned other’ and a lot of the book starts to sound like an excellent analysis of the psychology behind the Tea Baggers & the Fox ‘News’ counter-reality bubble.

    Take for example the following passage (written, recall, in 1946):

    “Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, op

  3. Честь и совесть 1967 года никак не мог уйти от той проблемы, которую победили у него на глазах. В свете популизма, реваншизма и нежелания выходить из нового времени в новейшее – антисемитизм, шовинизм и страх перед мигрантами правили балом во всем мире. Политиков с нейтралитетом по поводу Израиля и по сей день меньше, чем с “чисто европейским происхождением”. Но вопрос про граждан еврейского исповедания (хотя дело не в нем) и происхождения (и не в нем), перед которыми оказалось грешны все осталс

  4. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Anti-Semite and Jew is divided in to four sections: profiles of the antisemite, the liberal democrat, the “inauthentic” jew, and the “authentic” Jew. In my view, the last two sections are only helpful insofar as one wants to understand Sartre’s broader concept of authenticity (which is woefully underexplained–and perhaps even rendered impossible–in Being and Nothingness). Although Sartre clearly saw himself as an ally of Jews, his portraits of the authentic and inauthetic Jew have drawn consid

  5. Sartre’s “Anti-Semite and Jew” is not a statistics-driven sociological exploration, nor could it have been, written in France after the occupation, apparently as an attempt to make sense of one of the animating passions of his oppressors. Qualitative and impressionistic as it is, the overall narrative of the “etiology of hate” the essay sets out to anatomize is highly plausible. And, if taken as true along its broad contours, it is also possessed of explanatory power for phenomena beyond anti-Se

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