By Robert S. Wistrich
Here are the interesting and long-forgotten roots of the “Jewish difference”–the violence that greeted the Jewish Diaspora in first-century Alexandria. Wistrich means that the assumption of a formless God who handed down a common ethical legislations to a selected few deeply disconcerted the pagan global. The early leaders of Christianity elevated their energy via portray those “superior” Jews as a cosmic and satanic evil, and by the point of the Crusades, murdering a “Christ killer” had turn into an act of judgment of right and wrong.
Moving seamlessly via centuries of conflict and dissidence, A deadly Obsession powerfully portrays the production of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the fateful anti-Semitic tract commissioned through Russia’s tsarist mystery police on the finish of the 19th century–and the prediction through Theodor Herzl, Austrian founding father of political Zionism, of eventual catastrophe for the Jews in Europe.
The 20th century fulfilled this darkish prophecy, with the frightening ascent of Hitler’s 3rd Reich. but, as Wistrich disturbingly indicates, the tip of global warfare II didn't neutralize the “Judeophobic virus”: Pogroms and prejudice persevered in Soviet-controlled territories and within the Arab-Muslim international that may fan flames for brand spanking new a long time of mistrust, malice, and violence.
Here, in pointed and devastating element, is our personal international, one during which jihadi terrorists and the unconventional left blame Israel for all worldwide ills. In his concluding chapters, Wistrich warns of a potential nuclear “Final answer” by the hands of Iran, a land during which a previously wealthy Jewish group has declined in either fortunes and freedoms.
Dazzling in scope and erudition, A deadly Obsession is a riveting masterwork of investigative nonfiction, the definitive paintings in this unsettling but crucial topic. it truly is destined to turn into an necessary resource for any scholar of global affairs.
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