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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.

293 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1993

History: American History

Political Science: American Government and Politics

Table of Contents

1: The Jews: Social Marginality and the Fatal Embrace of the State
2: Jews, State Building, and Anti-Semitism in Nineteenth-Century America
3: Jews and the American Liberal State: From New Deal to New Politics
4: Blacks and Jews: Anti-Semitism and Interdependence
5: The Rise and Fall of the Republican-Jewish Alliance
6: Another Fatal Embrace?

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