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Ews everywhere even less to the likelihood of mass murder Hatred of Jews was not as mysterious or incomprehensible as often presented but may be related to the differing perceptions of the rise of the Jews in modern times. I was looking forward to reading this after having been told about some of the book s revelations by an eager reader eg J Accuse contained as many lies as truths Dreyfus was not targeted for anti Semitic reasons and so on In fact this book is a bit of a snooze The author characterizes the situations in various countries through sweeping generalizations then refuses to admit whether those generalizations are really true or not For example I think it would have been interesting if the author went into detail about why he concludes that prominent figures such as Disraeli von Treitschke and Dreyfus were strange and eccentric I m the sort of person who is intrigued by claims of weirdness but the author doesn t justify his claims strongly enough to hold my interest The titular story of Esau and Jacob which would make for fascinating historiography is treated in a similarly sweeping and vague wayI do apprec

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Esau's Tears explores the rise of modern racial political anti Semitism in Europe and the United States Previous histories have been concerned with description than analysis and most have lacked balance The evidence prese. This is a very well researched and argued counterpoint to the dominant narrative of Jews as helpless and blameless victims throughout history Lindemann shows how anti Semitism was the result of competition with Gentile host communities that freuently led to conflict rather than the mobs of ignorant peasants motivated by simple religious hatred or xenophobia Far from being hapless Jews played an active and oversized role in intellectual and political life which forced them to grapple with the uestions of assimilation Zionism and utopian ideologies of democracy and socialism My only complaint and reason for giving it only 3 stars is that the book can be very dry and unengaging at times it s definitely not for the dilettante

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Nted in this volume suggests that anti Semitism in these years was ambiguous than usually presented less pervasive and central to the lives of both Jews and non Jews and by no means clearly pointed to a rising hatred of J. DISINGENUOUS DISHONEST EXECRABLE PIECE OF SCHOLARSHIP Like Marc Antony in Shakespeare s Julius Caesar Lindemann comes to bury anti Semitism not to praise it Yet he finds it necessary to devote than 500 pages to documenting the hackneyed proposition that mundane as well as ideational causes played a role in the ebb and flow of anti Semitism Why bother especially since Lindemann himself acknowledges the general currency of this view and the overall and recently much enhanced sophistication of the field of Holocaust studies Instead of fastening onto the shortcomings of earlier inferior scholarship wouldn t it be productive to engage with the best and raise its standards yet higher Not to Lindemann for obvious reasons Lindemann needs the pretext of documentation to engage in what is clearly for him the pleasurable exercise of repeating any scurrilous anti Semitic claims musings and rant


4 thoughts on “Esau's Tears Modern Anti Semitism and the Rise of the Jews

  1. says:

    This is a very well researched and argued counterpoint to the dominant narrative of Jews as helpless and blameless victims throughout history Lindemann shows how anti Semitism was the result of competition with

  2. says:

    DISINGENUOUS DISHONEST EXECRABLE PIECE OF “SCHOLARSHIP”Like Marc Antony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Lindemann comes to bury anti Semitism not to praise it Yet he finds it necessary to devote than 500 pages to documenting the hackneyed proposition that mundane as well as ideational causes played a role in the ebb and flow of anti Semitism Why bother especially since Lindemann himself acknowledges the general c

  3. says:

    I was looking forward to reading this after having been told about some of the book's revelations by an eager reader eg J'Accuse contained as many lies as truths Dreyfus was not targeted for anti Semitic reasons and so on

  4. says:

    An attempt to explain the persistence of antisemitism as a reaction to Jewish behavior The author was not convincing

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