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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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The Return of the Repressed: On the Nazi Origins of New Leftist Antizionism in Germany

His unmastered past is betrayed with particular clarity by his totally uncritical philosemitism which, in the same way as the Nazis considered them the scum of the earth, views the Israelis (‘the Jews’) as the new apex of humankind, no matter what—specifically: unambiguous fascist and imperialist tendencies notwithstanding.[1] This article has three parts. In theContinue reading “The Return of the Repressed: On the Nazi Origins of New Leftist Antizionism in Germany”

Why You Should be Highly Alarmed by, and yet Totally Ignore, the Jerusalem Declaration of Antisemitism

So many academic antisemites’ charters have been published in recent years that it is tempting simply to ignore the Jerusalem Declaration of Antisemitism altogether. In this piece, I am going to engage in some massive cakeism by first explaining what the only two purposes of this initiative are and why the publication of the declarationContinue reading “Why You Should be Highly Alarmed by, and yet Totally Ignore, the Jerusalem Declaration of Antisemitism”

UCL, David Miller, Big Issues, Little Issues

Concern about antisemitism in British academia is currently focussed on two principal issues: the decision of its Academic Board to position UCL as an international beacon of antisemitism denial and promotion, and David Miller’s ongoing bizarre antisemitic ranting. The significance of the decision at UCL lies primarily in the fact that the body representing theContinue reading “UCL, David Miller, Big Issues, Little Issues”