New PDF release: Antisemitism Explained

By Steven K. Baum,Shimon Samuels

ISBN-10: 0761855785

ISBN-13: 9780761855781

"Beneath the skin [of our society]," writes historian Robert Wistrich, are "ancient myths, darkish hatreds, and irrational fantasies [that] proceed to nourish antisemitism." however the greater query has to do with why we're so susceptible to think them. for this reason, Steven okay. Baum has a solution. during this e-book, Baum rigorously courses the reader in the course of the social brain and explains how the formation of social ideals can be utilized as a story to figure out truth. He deals a brand new standpoint relating to how antisemitic legends and folks ideals shape the root of our ongoing social narrative. Baum asks the reader to contemplate a social unconscious-the cauldron of cultural fantasies that includes superstitions, magical considering, and racial stories. This witches' brew concocts a Social Voice that may be loud or quiet, benign or adverse, fleeting or everlasting. most significantly, this voice is undeniably antisemitic and racist. As is frequently the case within the courtroom of public opinion, those that personal the narrative, win. In Antisemitism Explained, Baum reminds us to imagine seriously approximately our personal social narrative and to be cautious approximately what we elect to believe.

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