By Steven K. Baum,Shimon Samuels

ISBN-10: 0761855785

ISBN-13: 9780761855781

"Beneath the outside [of our society]," writes historian Robert Wistrich, are "ancient myths, darkish hatreds, and irrational fantasies [that] proceed to nourish antisemitism." however the higher query has to do with why we're so liable to think them. for that reason, Steven ok. Baum has a solution. during this ebook, Baum conscientiously publications the reader throughout the social brain and explains how the formation of social ideals can be utilized as a story to figure out fact. He bargains a brand new viewpoint relating to how antisemitic legends and folks ideals shape the root of our ongoing social narrative. Baum asks the reader to think about a social unconscious-the cauldron of cultural fantasies that involves superstitions, magical considering, and racial stories. This witches' brew concocts a Social Voice that may be loud or quiet, benign or antagonistic, fleeting or everlasting. most significantly, this voice is undeniably antisemitic and racist. As is frequently the case within the court docket of public opinion, those that personal the narrative, win. In Antisemitism Explained, Baum reminds us to imagine severely approximately our personal social narrative and to be cautious approximately what we decide to believe.

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