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The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State

The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State

In this provocative book, Benjamin Ginsberg examines the cycle of Jewish success and anti-Semitic attack throughout the history of the Diaspora, with a concentrated focus on the “special case” of America. For Ginsberg, the essential issue is not anti-Jewish feeling, but the conditions under which such sentiment is likely to be used in the political arena.¬†The Fatal Embrace¬†identifies the political dynamics that, historically, have set the stage for the persecution of Jews.