Confronting antisemitism on the left

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Arguments for socialists

Book cover: Reads "Confronting antisemitism on the left: Arguments for socialists" By Daniel Randall
by
Daniel Randall
2021
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1
Long book
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265 pages
ISBN
9781913532581

Daniel Randall traces left antisemitism from its roots in primitive socialist thought, conflating Jews with capital to Stalins anti-semitic campaigns in the 50s to a modern anti-imperialism which designated any opposition to western Imperialism as inherently and necessarily progressive.

Blurb

Daniel Randall traces left antisemitism from its roots in primitive socialist thought, conflating Jews with capital to Stalins anti-semitic campaigns in the 50s to a modern anti-imperialism which designated any opposition to western Imperialism as inherently and necessarily progressive.
He argues that far from representing a logical continuation or inevitable endpoint of left-wing ideas, left antisemitism represents a distortion of them and that by reanchoring the socialist project in class-struggle politics, solidarity and equality the left can confront and overcome antisemitism.
This book aims to build on the legacy of Steve Cohen's Thats funny, you don't look antisemitic first published in 1984.

Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword by Camilla Bassi
  • Foreword by Tom Cohen
  • Introduction
  • What is left antisemitism
  • The re-emergence of primitive antisemitism on the left
  • The anti-imperialism of fools: the Stalinist roots of left antisemitism revisited
  • Towards an antizionist zionism
  • The Left and jewish communities: some recent trends
  • Left antisemitism, racism and oppression
  • How to fix the problem
  • Appendices and Notes

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