Category Archives: History

Richard Wolin – Ghosts of a Tortured Past: Europe’s Right Turn

In the Winter 2011 issue of Dissent, Richard Wolin reflects on the numerous right-wing victories in Europe the past decade, as well as the rather ambivalent role of the intellectual in combating the ethnocentric or “racial state”: The question of … Continue reading

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Controversy over U of T student’s thesis on Holocaust exploitation and Jewish privilege

In my last post, I touched on the problems associated with uncritically adopting and reinforcing common narratives of victimhood.  This issue, as it turns out, is the topic of a Toronto MA student’s thesis on Jewish white privilege and exploitation … Continue reading

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