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Back to the 1880s: The “Antiracist” Mass Psychosis Obliterates Everything We’ve Found out About Antisemitism in the Meantime

Though my style of presentation may not always reflect this, I am actually a fairly thoughtful person and do occasionally ask myself whether I might be exaggerating or overstating the case. Once in a while, things don’t turn out as badly as I thought they would. Generally, however, it turns out that I was stillContinue reading “Back to the 1880s: The “Antiracist” Mass Psychosis Obliterates Everything We’ve Found out About Antisemitism in the Meantime”

Fundamental Misunderstandings in the Fight Against Antisemitism I: When do we Take People who Believe in Father Christmas Seriously?

Imagine you are in a conversation with an adult of whom you have no reason to assume that they suffer from some form of learning disability or that they have only recently come out of the total isolation in which they spent their entire previous life, and they set out to convince you that FatherContinue reading “Fundamental Misunderstandings in the Fight Against Antisemitism I: When do we Take People who Believe in Father Christmas Seriously?”

It Wasn’t me, Sir, it Was the Reservoir What Done it

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism Tries its Hand at Satire: On “Labour and Antisemitism: A Crisis Misunderstood” by Ben Gidley, Brendan McGeever and David Feldman Distinguishing Between Antisemites and Antisemitism: The IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Impact vs. “Outcomes”: Structural Antisemitism The Cherry on the Satirical Cake: Taking Cherry-Picking to a Whole NewContinue reading “It Wasn’t me, Sir, it Was the Reservoir What Done it”

Research or Propaganda?

My Seven Favourite Bloopers and Outtakes from the EVZ/Pears Institute study Antisemitism and Immigration in Western Europe Today Framing “Quality Control” Cherry-Picking Statistical Criteria Cannibalizing Your Own Contributors Cherry-Picking Years Antisemitism and the Critique of Israel Cherry-Picking Interpretations Self-Contradiction This text is part of a broader critique of the work of the London-based Pears InstituteContinue reading “Research or Propaganda?”

On the (not so) Hidden Antisemitism of the Netflix Miniseries “Hollywood”

This text is part of a longer, as yet unfinished critical discussion of the means by which antisemitism is currently being combated. Netflix has just sunk several million Dollars into a star-studded, seven-part miniseries offering the most elaborate demonstration to date of the fact that postcolonial “antiracism” is intended not to complement but to displaceContinue reading “On the (not so) Hidden Antisemitism of the Netflix Miniseries “Hollywood””

Fictitious Quotation of the Week

“People from Transylvania cannot be transphobic because they are themselves trans.” Trad. folksong, sung to the tune of “Palestinians cannot be antisemitic because they are themselves Semites”, most recently recited by Daniel Barenboim in Germany’s most prestigious broadsheet, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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