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A Rumor about the Jews

Conspiracy, Anti-Semitism, and the Protocols of Zion

Authors: Bronner, Stephen Eric

  • Provides an update and recontextualization of a classic text on antisemitism first published by Palgrave/St. Martin's Press in 2000
  • Offers a new preface to the second edition along with new appendices
  • Includes at its core an exploration of how and why false "facts" and conspiracy theories are spread via insidious ideologies
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About this book

In its portrayal of Judaism as a worldwide conspiracy dedicated to the destruction of Christian civilization, the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion remains one of the most infamous documents ever written. Despite being proven a crude forgery, the pamphlet managed to pervade twentieth-century thinking, often being twisted to suit its handlers' purposes, and to justify the most extreme persecution of the Jews. In A Rumor About the Jews, Stephen Eric Bronner provides a history of this notorious fabrication—one which has renewed salience in a “post truth” society dominated by “fake news"—and explores its influence on right-wing movements throughout the twentieth century and the ongoing appeal of bigotry. This new edition of Bronner's 2000 classic (described by Kirkus as "the best short book on anti-Semitism") expands the arguments of the first edition, bringing the work up to date in a new political context.

About the authors

Stephen Eric Bronner is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Director of Global Relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR), and on Executive Committee of the UNESCO Chair for Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Reviews

“A timely and important document for such a time as this. Bronner’s work is focused on the political with a strong interest in the historical, the cultural, and the religious. … From a Religious Studies perspective, Bronner’s analysis of the future of organized religion is important to consider.” (Michael Gillingham, Reading Religion, June 26, 2019)

From the reviews of the first edition:

“A coherent treatment of a complex issue and its most significant secular document. ... Bronner may have written the best short book on anti-Semitism.” (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2000)




Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Bronner, Stephen Eric

  • Antisemitism for Popular Consumption: Selections from the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

    Pages 9-23

    Bronner, Stephen Eric

  • The Text in Context: The Protocols and the Varieties of Antisemitism

    Pages 25-55

    Bronner, Stephen Eric

  • The Tale of a Forgery: Inventing the Protocols

    Pages 57-82

    Bronner, Stephen Eric

  • Spreading the News: The Protocols Triumphant

    Pages 83-109

    Bronner, Stephen Eric

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Hardcover 64,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Rumor about the Jews
Book Subtitle
Conspiracy, Anti-Semitism, and the Protocols of Zion
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95396-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95396-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95395-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07027-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 162
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