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Antisemitism: Here and Now

Join Deborah Lipstadt in conversation with author and journalist Nick Cohen discussing the hate that will not die.


Join Deborah Lipstadt in conversation with author and journalist Nick Cohen discussing the hate that will not die, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the political right and left.

Over the last decade there has been a noticeable uptick in antisemitic rhetoric and incidents by left-wing groups targeting Jewish students and Jewish organizations on American college campuses. And the reemergence of the white nationalist movement in America, complete with Nazi slogans and imagery, has been reminiscent of the horrific fascist displays of the 1930s. Throughout Europe, Jews have been attacked by terrorists, and some have been murdered.

Where is all this hatred coming from? Is there any significant difference between left-wing and right-wing antisemitism? What role has the anti-Zionist movement played? And what can be done to combat the latest manifestations of an ancient hatred? In a series of letters to an imagined college student and imagined colleague, both of whom are perplexed by this resurgence, acclaimed historian Deborah Lipstadt discusses her own superbly reasoned, brilliantly argued, and certain to be controversial responses to these troubling questions with Nick Cohen.

Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. She is the author of History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving (a National Jewish Book Award winner); Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory; and Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933–1945. She lives in Atlanta.

Nick Cohen is a British journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator and a writer for Standpoint magazine. Born in Stockport and raised in Manchester, Cohen studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University before entering journalism.


Speaker(s):

Professor Deborah Lipstadt | talks | www
Speaker: Nick Cohen | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

23 May 2019 at 7:15 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Cafe 1001
91 Brick Lane
Spitalfields
London
E1 6QL
0207 247 6166
http://www.cafe1001.co.uk/
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New Lands
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Tickets:

£8 / £5 concessions

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