Jews Don’t Count

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HarperCollins UK, Feb 4, 2021 - Social Science - 144 pages

How identity politics failed one particular identity.

‘a must read and if you think YOU don’t need to read it, that’s just the clue to know you do.’ SARAH SILVERMAN

‘a masterpiece.’
STEPHEN FRY

Jews Don’t Count is a book for people who consider themselves on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.
It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of close reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes, Baddiel argues that those who think of themselves as on the right side of history have often ignored the history of anti-Semitism. He outlines why and how, in a time of intensely heightened awareness of minorities, Jews don’t count as a real minority: and why they should.

 

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Imagine the uproar that would result today from having white people portray Blacks and Asians in movies, plays, and television programs. Much of the same would happen if the character was disabled ... Read full review

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I found it useful and it kinda articulated my own emotions about the Left and their approach to Jews, so it was a useful aide memoire. What I felt it sidestepped was Zionism because he personally ... Read full review

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David Baddiel is an author, comedian and screenwriter. He is the author of four novels as well as six books for children which have sold over 1 million copies. He lives in London. He is also, would you believe, a Jew.

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