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4.0 out of 5 stars anti-Semitism and its acceptance!
fascinating account of the seeming rise of a justifiable anti-Semitism within liberal intellectualism.
Jacobson writes passionately and with his usual sparkle and erudition on a subject which must surely be deeply troubling to ALL who seek true equality and acceptance.
In that he highlights an almost blase approach to these racist attitudes almost beggars belief...
Published 6 months ago by sharpyeagle

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3.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking essay
This is a great essay which will get you thinking about how so-called liberals are, in fact, expressing anti-Semitic sentiments. I personally never though that anti-Zionist thinking you see around at the moment could be construed as anti-Semitic, however, by the end of the essay, I have to say I was in agreement. Some of Jacobson's views regarding Christian transference...
Published 11 months ago by Alexander


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4.0 out of 5 stars anti-Semitism and its acceptance!, 26 May 2014
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fascinating account of the seeming rise of a justifiable anti-Semitism within liberal intellectualism.
Jacobson writes passionately and with his usual sparkle and erudition on a subject which must surely be deeply troubling to ALL who seek true equality and acceptance.
In that he highlights an almost blase approach to these racist attitudes almost beggars belief and the prevalent rise of anti-Semitism in its various guises is starkly reported. Recommended indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enabling, 12 Jan 2014
This review is from: When will Jews be forgiven the Holocaust? (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
HJ expresses in excellent prose, thoughts that have irritated me. My inability to express coherently and succinctly has been frustrating.
Those who talk of the "Holohoax" are shown to admire the event that "never happened", that Jews deserved what they didn't receive and Jews exploit the "fiction" to extort from and manipulate the World, so Jews, perversely, are also accused of the Holocaust.
Other more liberal people are shown to have an overabundant sympathy for criminal behavior, always assuming that some previous trauma leads to delinquent behavior, whilst the Jews are expected to be ennobled by their trauma, and the slightest digression from perfect "angelic" behavior is intensely criticized, especially when the criticism is not only unfounded, but actually the behavior of the liberals themselves
The barbarity against the Jewish people, means that the perpetrators find the Jews guilty for their oppressors behavior. This isn't unique, perpetrators mostly find it difficult to be contrite or humble. It's just most manifest with the Holocaust, a descent of Christian Europe into a barbarity that would have affronted the Romans in the time of Jesus. No single European country was exempt from willing enthusiastic supporters of barbarism.
A great essay.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking essay, 18 Jan 2014
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This is a great essay which will get you thinking about how so-called liberals are, in fact, expressing anti-Semitic sentiments. I personally never though that anti-Zionist thinking you see around at the moment could be construed as anti-Semitic, however, by the end of the essay, I have to say I was in agreement. Some of Jacobson's views regarding Christian transference of the Blood Liable I have to say I don't agree with, but that's the beauty of free argument.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book To Chang The Way You Think!, 6 Oct 2014
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An intriguing title and a very interesting exposition of the problem of the Victim that cannot shake off the past and reacts in surprising ways to future problems. The content can be applied to all victims from individuals to nations. This is a very short book that makes you think and continues to make me (at least) seek to view the opinions and actions of victims in a new light. Incidentally, Jacobson is a Jew. If he were not, some politically correct readers would condemn the book as racist. It certainly is not. Go on, order it, read it and find out for yourself!
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4.0 out of 5 stars worship, 5 Jan 2014
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Big fan of HJ and enjoy almost everything he writes regardless of subject matter or length. Interesting arguments wrapped up in a small package.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking read, 6 Jan 2014
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Put forward some very interesting arguments especially concerning anti-semitism in the world today. Useful insights to a very important issue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars strong meat, 7 Dec 2013
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This is a powerful bit of impassioned writing. The part of the argument I found most telling was the idea based on the commonly held but mistaken notion that suffering should ennoble not traumatise, so enabling some sort of secondary redeeming virtue to emerge; a traditional religious 'apology' for evil. Were this apology true, it would have given the descendants of both perpetrators and those in nations,such as the U.K. who looked on (who provided at most only token refuge, in terms of numbers,compared to the numbers murdered, before 1939-45 and did not bomb the railways carrying Jews to the Death Camps, even though their governments knew what was going on at time) a way of getting off the hook. But unsurprisingly exposure to zyklon B did not lead to the moral elevation of the Jewish people. Hence the need to find some other way to be absolved such as condemning the victims ,the Jewish people directly or by association, for example by likening Israelis to Nazis or similar gross misrepresentations (e.g.Jews' loyalty to Israel takes precedence over loyalty to the country in which Jews are living, working and bringing up their children etc) in the media and elsewhere in the West,especially in Europe. Such misrepresentations provide a means of evading any cultural guilt about the past or unease about current anti Jewish feeling. Not an easy read for anyone whatever their background who comes to read this essay with an open mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The subtle and complex psyche of anti-semitism, 20 Sep 2014
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Really nuanced explication of the persistence of anti-Semitism into the modern / "liberal" landscape. As usual, Jacobson writes brilliantly and convinces us (or me at least) of psychological explanations that are subtle and unfamiliar, and are perhaps not located where you may have superficially thought.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating concept but..., 11 Mar 2014
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The notion of the victim having to be forgiven is an unusual and fascinating one. What's more, it resonated with me. However, Mr Jacobson takes the concept too far. I'm sorry he didn't stop after around 5 pages in which case, I would have given this a 5-star rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great pamphlet, 6 Aug 2014
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This pamphlet is well written and makes you think. Highly recommended.
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