Imagining evil

How a century of depicting a Jewish-Bolshevik threat caused hatred and genocide in Europe

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January 10, 2019 08:52
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Imagining evil

VLADIMIR LENIN and a group of Bolshevik commanders arrive in the Red Square in May 1919.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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Jews are once again in the spotlight in Western countries. Antisemitism has returned, accusing Jews of a myriad of supposed crimes, whether it is the Rothschilds controlling the weather or gentrification or even involvement in slavery in US history. Jews are also accused of being “globalists,” transcending national boundaries and working to undermine countries.

In his monumental study A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism, Paul Hanebrink reminds us that this is not a new phenomenon.

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