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Re: Ranking causes of antisemitism that lead to genocide

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Hank Greenspan faults me for not mentioning rightists who are antisemites in my two blogs that criticizes tendencies toward populist antisemitism among social democrats.

Re: Ranking causes of antisemitism that lead to genocide

POSTED TO H-HOLOCAUST and H-ANTISEMITISM

Hi Clare,

I understand that a blog post can't include a lot of nuance.  But how does the role Jews played in creating/leading labor movements and related in the U.S. and (when possible) in Europe--thus becoming the internationalist Left menace rather than the Right one--fit your theory?

DAVID S. WYMAN INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES 11th NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

75 YEARS SINCE THE "VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED”: ARE WE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT?

The eleventh national conference of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies will focus on the 75th anniversary of the voyage of the St. Louis and its implications for our own era.

Ranking causes of antisemitism that lead to genocide

I have been reading Peter Weiler's biography of Ernest Bevin, a major figure in British trade unionism and socialism, and who became Foreign Secretary in the Attlee government that commenced in 1945, unseating the Tories.

Bevin was a well-known antisemite, but I had never seen a left critique go so far as to claim that Bevin's "socialism" was intended to control Jews (a.k.a "finance capital"). Weiler's argument is that labor and industrialists shared the same interests because a profitable corporation could raise wages and living conditions of workers without revolution; but finance capital, inevitably exploitative, drained industry of those profits that could also benefit workers. Enter the enforced class harmony of the British (or American) welfare states.