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Mad Men and its unacknowledged antisemitism

There have been a remarkable number of blogs in websites celebrating or lamenting the end of seven seasons of the Matthew Weiner-created series Mad Men, which purports to depict how advertising evolved during the tumultuous 1950-early 1970s.

No one, to my knowledge, has noted the subtext of antisemitism that accompanies the writing of the series, though the  Washington Post played up the very minor explicit Jewish angle in a recent interview with Matthew Weiner.

Re: _A Lethal Obsession Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad_, by Robert S. Wistrich, 2010

Understanding antisemitism is no mystery. But it is laborious, for Jew-hatred needs to be understanding as always changing in emphasis, depending on the context, though lingering aspects from Biblical times will always complicate the diagnosis.

Presentation by Professor Robert S. Wistrich זיכרו לברכה at The 5th Global Forum for Combating Antisemtism ICC Jerusalem | May 12-14 May 2015


I'm grateful to Professor Alvin Rosenfeld for getting these links for us from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs

Professor Wistrich's presentation is in 2 parts:

Part 1: http://bcove.me/u3nnepqv (run time 11:47)

Part 2: http://bcove.me/wgscs4lv (run time 9:14)


Posted with permission

Anti-Semitism and Jewish destiny by Robert S. Wistrich זיכרו לברכה

Today’s anti-Semitism is a product of a new civic religion that could be termed "Palestinianism."

On Sunday, Robert S. Wistrich – the director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – emailed the following column to ‘Jerusalem Post’ Editor-in-Chief Steve Linde, asking that it be published in the coming week. Wistrich died suddenly on Tuesday. We dedicate his last column to perpetuating his memory. May his words live on.