Why antisemitism and populism go hand-in-hand

Hirsh, David. 2019. Why antisemitism and populism go hand-in-hand. Jewish News / The Times of Israel, [Article]

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Politics in our time is about defending democracy against an arrayed series of related attacks that we might call ‘populist’. Each populism is at heart an irrational conspiracy fantasy. Each insists that democracy is fake and each populism blames some group of our fellow citizens for all our troubles, demonising them as ‘enemy of the people’.

It is not accidental that antisemitism is making a comeback as populism elbows its way back into mainstream politics. This fact is hugely consequential, not only for Jews but for anybody who wants to participate in the defence of democratic life.

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populism, antisemitism, anti-semitism, democracy

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14 May 2019Published

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05 Dec 2019 10:45

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06 Dec 2019 13:40



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