January 28, 2014
Anti-Semitism Is a Global Threat Once Again
Brendan Simms, London Evening Standard
The Associated Press
Traditional Jew-hatred is thousands of years old, but paranoid political anti-Semitism only goes back to the late 19th century. Central to modern anti-Semitism was anti-capitalism. Jews were seen as the vanguard of the department store, which impoverished small shopkeepers, of industrialisation, which enriched the few and exploited the many, and of the world financial system, which enslaved economies through the market and its servant, parliamentary democracy.