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Author Weitzmann, Marc, author.

Title Hate : the rising tide of anti-Semitism in France (and what it means for us) / Marc Weitzmann.

Publication Info. Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  305.8924 WEI    Available
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Description xxvi, 290 pages ; 24 cm
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Contents The return of the repressed -- The year of the quenelle -- The little prince of Maghreb -- The Algerian factor -- Words and blood -- A revelation and a denial: the Toulouse and Montauban killings -- The terror wave of 2015-2016: beyond the real and the fake -- The war within.
Summary "Hate explores the alarming history and present predicament of anti-Semitism in France. By examining the issue at local, international, and personal levels--interviewing everyday French men and women as well as powerful leaders such as National Front president Marine Le Pen--Weitzmann attempts to understand how nine Jews have been murdered by French citizens in the last eight years, and how France has become the number one country from which Western jihadists flee to join ISIS and other extremist Middle Eastern organizations. How do contemporary French Jews grapple with these troubling facts, and with the historical legacies of the French Revolution, the Holocaust, and the Gaullist "Arab-French policy"? While internationally minded consumers of the news may have some knowledge of the events Weitzmann describes--including the 2013 "Day of Anger" and the rise of France's popular, and famously anti-Semitic, comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala--these controversies are largely unknown in the States, and utterly shocking in the unity Weitzmann gives them here. In his hands, these events are not just the story of French anti-Semitism, but that of the breakdown of a major Western power, of the dark side of our global age"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Antisemitism -- France -- History -- 21st century.
Muslims -- France -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Jews -- France -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- France.
Judaism -- Relations -- Islam.
Islam -- Relations -- Judaism.
Social integration -- France.
France -- Ethnic relations.
ISBN 9780544649644 (hardback)

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