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The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism Hardcover – September 3, 2013
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---Thane Rosenbaum, Huffington Post
"A frightening exposition on how anti-Semitism has become a global phenomenon....Devil is bursting with information and insight."
---Neal Gendler, American Jewish World
"Former Harvard professor Goldhagen comes out swinging in this frontal assault on anti-Semitism and its practitioners and does not pause for breath until the final page.... A frightening photograph of a mutable demon so many fail to recognize and continue to embrace."
--- Kirkus Reviews
"An important new book....A chilling explication of the explosion of anti-Semitism in the last two decades, fueled by the Internet and other modern means of global communications, as well as a sophisticated analysis of the inter-related international institutions and political trends that underpin it. It is essential reading."
--- Rick Richman, Commentary
"Effective and disturbing....Rhetorically and sometimes physically violent anti-Semitism over the past dozen years or so is shocking in part because it does not seem to shock."
--- Jeffrey Goldberg, New York Times
"Explosive....Goldhagen's main points are hard to contradict."
--- David Mikics, Tablet Magazine
"Daniel Goldhagen's new book hits hard. This tour de force makes a chillingly compelling case that global anti-Semitism on the rise....Goldhagen's material can overwhelm and be tough going for the faint of heart. Yet his passionate compulsion to make his case beyond a shadow of a doubt is understandable, and he does so with brilliance....In The Devil That Never Dies, he does everything within his formidable intellectual power to confront anti-Semitism and make us aware that this devil is real."
--- Sharon Rosen Leib, San Diego Jewish Journal
"Important and timely....The dangers Goldhagen outlines in this brilliant work should sound a clarion call for governmental and societal intervention."
---Benjamin Weinthal, Jerusalem Post
"An in-depth look at anti-Semitism around the world."
--- Vox Tablet
Top Customer Reviews
A bare seven decades after THE WORLD `learned' that six million Jews were systematically murdered by Nazi Germany with impressive efficiency in a relatively short amount of time, Jew-hatred is back in full force - this time on a global scale. In response, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, the author of HITLER'S WILLING EXECUTIONER has published "THE DEVIL THAT NEVER DIES - The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism". It is a much needed book, including in the US where antisemitism has become a taboo in the public sphere and where one may be lulled into the belief that this age-old scourge has lost its deadly force.
It is troubling to read that just like in Germany in the late nineteen hundreds, antisemitism has once again taken a new foothold in academia in the US and even more pronounced in European countries which either collaborated or stood by while the Nazi regime murdered two thirds of its Jews. John Mersheimer and Stephen Walt for instance distribute their specious antisemitism in the guise of respectability and seriousness and use the bogeyman "Israel Lobby" as an example of a nefarious group which takes unfair advantage of non-Jews. The old canards are recycled in a pattern of mind-numbing repetitiveness and are only surprising in their lack of imagination of NOTHING NEW.
In his extensive study, Goldhagen analyzes the singular nature of this particular prejudice and how it reinvents itself year in and year out, decade after decade, century after century to fit new circumstances while staying loyal to its core characteristic: Jews, or THE Jews, are used as the dung heap of any and all human shortcomings AND prejudices, especially in societies which prefer finger pointing to self-criticism.Read more ›
I didn't regret reading this one. I'd also recommend "A Lethal Obsession" by Prof. Robert Wistrich along with this one.
Starting in the early 1800s in the German-speaking areas of Europe, there were random acts of anti-semitism (many of them violent in nature), with typically very little to no accountability toward the perpetrators. These acts continued to increase in frequency and became much more systematic in nature toward the late 1800s. By the turn of the 20th Century, both police/militia and citizens-at-large were well-aware that these incidents were now fairly common (Numerous archival photographs show the humour, delight, and entertainment that such public acts gave the citizens).
I believe the reason Hitler and his henchmen had the majority support of the Germanic peoples was that he merely systematized, on a never conceived-of-scale (including mass murders through a well-thought-out and designed system), the underlying hatred most (not some) Germanic peoples had in their hearts. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem preached hatred and violence toward Jews in the Middle East and escaped to Berlin to become a guest of Hitler for the last few years of WW II. In fact, he wanted to implement The Final Solution in the Middle East. Finally, the Nazis had a hunting list of Jews to round up in Britain and North America if they had succeeded in their war efforts.
WWII started with a population of 70 million Germans and ended with 55 million, including no social re-programming around rabid anti-semitic prejudices and hatred.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well... I made it halfway through the book and gave up. A maze of historical contextlessness that was making me dumber on the subject page by page. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jay Rothermel
Written in a fine "holocaust industry" tradition by a jewish writer, this book offers almost no new perspectives in the racial relation of the world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Methaya Sirichit
Author answered many questions I searched many years for.Published 17 months ago by Charles R. Mazzone
The writer is extremely detailed, too much so. The book, while informative and important, is about 30% too long. Read morePublished 17 months ago by phil g