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Author Weisman, Jonathan, author.

Title (((Semitism))) : being Jewish in America in the age of Trump / Jonathan Weisman.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.8924 WEI    Available
 GDL Grandview Library Non-Fiction    305.8924 WEI    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  305.8924 WEI    DUE 07-05-19
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Edition First edition.
Description 238 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-238).
Summary "Anti-Semitism has always been present in American culture, but with the rise of the Alt Right and an uptick of threats to Jewish communities since Trump took office, New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman has produced a book that could not be more important or timely. When Weisman was attacked on Twitter by a wave of neo-Nazis and anti-Semites, witnessing tropes such as the Jew as a leftist anarchist; as a rapacious, Wall Street profiteer; and as a money-bags financier orchestrating war for Israel, he stopped to wonder: How has the Jewish experience changed, especially under a leader like Donald Trump? In (((Semitism))), Weisman will explore the disconnect between his own sense of Jewish identity and the expectations of his detractors and supporters. He will delve into the rise of the Alt Right, their roots in older anti-Semitic organizations, the odd ancientness of their grievances--cloaked as they are in contemporary, techy hipsterism--and their aims--to spread hate in a palatable way through a political structure that has so suddenly become tolerant of their views. He will conclude with what we should do next, realizing that vicious as it is, anti-Semitism must be seen through the lens of more pressing threats. He proposes a unification of American Judaism around the defense of self and of others even more vulnerable: the undocumented immigrants, refugees, Muslim Americans, and black activists who have been directly targeted, not just by the tolerated Alt Right, but by the Trump White House itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Complacency -- The Israel deception -- The unheard thunder -- Stand up or ignore -- Toward a collective response.
Subject Trump, Donald, 1946-
Antisemitism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Religious right -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Jews -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Jews -- United States -- Ethnic relations.
Jews -- United States -- Public opinion.
ISBN 9781250169938 (hardcover)
1250169933 (hardcover)

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