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In Search of Anti-Semitism Hardcover – 24 Sep 1992

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  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.; 1st Edition edition (24 Sept. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082640619X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826406194
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,230,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Buckley is an excellent writer and a spiritual man with a conservative point of view. In this book he takes several of his writer-colleagues to task for alleged anti-Semitic sentiments expressed in anti-Israeli discourse. In doing so, he attempts to delineate a careful distinction between being critical to another country's policies (namely Israel's) and using such legitimate criticism as a means of promoting bigoted ideas. This is an important subject burdened by a lot of emotion, and Buckley makes every effort to be fair.
Yet through his careful editing, the book is drained of the passion the subject deserves. Expect your mind to be challenged but your heart unmoved by this book.
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Mar. 2009
Format: Hardcover
This work includes the near-legendary essay of William F Buckley plus the responses to it and some additional pieces by Buckley in conclusion. It is, amongst other things, a fascinating historical record from 1992 against which the trajectory of Patrick Buchanan's words and deeds may now be measured.

In the long and tactfully worded essay, Buckley investigates the work of two conservatives, Buchanan and Joe Sobran, and one liberal, Gore Vidal, for signs of Antisemitism. He also looks at an incident involving the conservative student newspaper at Dartmouth College.

Absorbing and edifying throughout, the essay encompasses quite a variety of other themes, from the magazine publishing industry to the world of conservative intellectuals. In his elegant prose Buckley is revealed as a perceptive observer of even the most subtle expressions of attitude as well as an articulate interpreter of the intricacies of language and meaning.

The verdict: Buckley, ever so gracious, detects an intense hostility towards Israel in the writing of Sobran but no evidence of Antisemitism. He correctly perceives the presence of the virus in the mind of Buchanan; it has grown ever more virulent since then as reflected in his columns on various online sites and by his own publication The American Conservative.

The Dartmouth Review is absolved of all charges and shown to have been targeted in a vendetta by the college president. Gore is found guilty and sternly rebuked for his spiteful words published in the leftist magazine The Nation. This incident is however the least of his transgressions; abundant evidence of malignant narcissism exists in his work, e.g.
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Sept. 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book includes the famous essay of William F Buckley plus the multitude of responses to it plus some additional pieces by Buckley in conclusion. It is a fascinating historical record from 1992 against which the development of Patrick Buchanan's words and deeds may now be measured. In the long & tactful essay, Buckley examines the work of two conservatives, Buchanan and Joe Sobran, and one liberal, Gore Vidal, for signs of Antisemitism. He also looks at an incident involving the conservative student newspaper at Dartmouth College.

Absorbing and edifying throughout, the essay throws light on a variety of other issues, from the magazine publishing industry to the world of conservative intellectuals. In his elegant prose Buckley is revealed as a perceptive and aware observer of even the most subtle expressions of attitude & an articulate interpreter of the intricacies of language and meaning. The verdict: Buckley, ever so gracious, detects an intense hostility towards Israel in the writing of Sobran but no evidence of Antisemitism. He correctly perceives the presence of the virus in the mind of Buchanan. It has grown more virulent since then as reflected in his columns on various online sites and his books.

The Dartmouth Review is absolved of all charges and shown to have been targeted in a vendetta by the college president. Gore is found guilty and sternly rebuked for his malicious writings in the leftist magazine The Nation. This incident is however the least of his transgressions; abundant evidence of malignant narcissism exists in his work, e.g. the hateful way he wrote about his mother, so his contemptible character has been exposed long ago.
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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 July 2008
Format: Paperback
This work encompasses the near-legendary essay of William F Buckley plus the plethora of responses to it and some additional pieces by Buckley in conclusion. It is a fascinating historical record from 1992 against which the trajectory of Patrick Buchanan's words and deeds may now be measured.

In the long and tactfully worded essay, Buckley investigates the work of two conservatives, Buchanan and Joe Sobran, and one liberal, Gore Vidal, for signs of Antisemitism. He also looks at an incident involving the conservative student newspaper at Dartmouth College.

Absorbing and edifying throughout, the essay encompasses quite a variety of other themes, from the magazine publishing industry to the world of conservative intellectuals. In his elegant prose Buckley is revealed as a perceptive and aware observer of even the most subtle expressions of attitude as well as an articulate interpreter of the intricacies of language and meaning.

The verdict: Buckley, ever so gracious, detects an intense hostility towards Israel in the writing of Sobran but no evidence of Antisemitism. He correctly perceives the presence of the virus in the mind of Buchanan; it has grown ever more virulent since then as reflected in his columns on various online sites and by his own publication The American Conservative.

The Dartmouth Review is absolved of all charges and shown to have been targeted in a vendetta by the college president. Gore is found guilty and sternly rebuked for his spiteful words in the leftist magazine The Nation. This incident is however the least of his transgressions; abundant evidence of malignant narcissism exists in his work, e.g.
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