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“Anyone who is entirely up-to-date is invariably also a total conformist.”

Theodor W. Adorno in a letter to Max Horkheimer, 5 April 1957

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My Final Review Article: Going with the Times. The Changing Face of Historical Scholarship Focusing on East European Jewry

Paul Klee, “Flowers of Sorrow” (1917), pen and ink on paper, mounted, 26 x 18 cm (previously collection Karl Julius Anselmino) When I was invited to write this review essay, I thought this might be one last opportunity to get my critique of the current course of scholarship on antisemitism in under the radar. Given thatContinue reading “My Final Review Article: Going with the Times. The Changing Face of Historical Scholarship Focusing on East European Jewry”

On the Continued Relevance of Jean Améry’s Critique of Leftist Anti-Zionism

Paul Klee, “It will not go in” (1939), chalk on paper on bard(anonymous private owner, Switzerland) This essay was originally written, at very short notice following an invitation late in the day, for an edited volume. I eventually withdrew the piece because I simply could not bear the levels of incompetence displayed by the editorContinue reading “On the Continued Relevance of Jean Améry’s Critique of Leftist Anti-Zionism”