From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel
From Ambivalence to Betrayal is the first study to explore the transformation in attitudes on the Left toward the Jews, Zionism, and Israel since the origins of European socialism in the 1840s until the present. This pathbreaking synthesis reveals a striking continuity in negative stereotypes of Jews, contempt for Judaism, and negation of Jewish national self-determination from the days of Karl Marx to the current left-wing intellectual assault on Israel. World-renowned expert on the history of antisemitism Robert S. Wistrich provides not only a powerful analysis of how and why the Left emerged as a spearhead of anti-Israel sentiment but also new insights into the wider involvement of Jews in radical movements.
There are fascinating portraits of Marx, Moses Hess, Bernard Lazare, Rosa Luxemburg, Leon Trotsky, and other Jewish intellectuals, alongside analyses of the darker face of socialist and Communist antisemitism. The closing section eloquently exposes the degeneration of leftist anti-Zionist critiques into a novel form of ?anti-racist? racism.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
anti anti-Jewish anti-Zionism anti-Zionist antisemitism Antisemitismus Arab assimilation Austro-Marxist Bebel Berlin Bernard Lazare Bolshevik bourgeois British Bruno Bauer Bund capitalism capitalist Christian Communist culture Democracy Die Neue Zeit Dreyfus Drumont Eastern Europe economic Eduard Bernstein emancipation Engels European fascist France Franz Mehring French German ghetto Hegelian Hitler Holocaust Ibid ideology imperialism intellectuals Islam Islamist Israel Israeli Jerusalem Jewish masses Jewish national Jewish proletariat Jewish Question Jewish workers Jewry Jews Judaism Judenfrage Karl Kautsky Karl Marx Kautsky’s Kreisky labor movement Lazare’s leaders Left left-wing leftist Lenin liberal London Marx’s Marxist Middle East modern Moses Hess Muslim nationalist Nazi Neue Zeit organization Otto Bauer Palestine Palestinian Paris party Pernerstorfer pogroms Polish political proletariat racial racist radical reactionary Revolution revolutionary Robert Rosa Luxemburg Russian Social Democrats socialist society Soviet Sozialistische Monatshefte Stalin struggle tradition Trotsky Trotsky’s Tsarist Victor Adler Vienna Vorwärts Western Wiesenthal Wistrich York Zionism