By Steven Beller
Anti-Semitism has been a chillingly continual presence during the final millennium, culminating nowa days within the horror of the ultimate answer.
This Very brief advent examines and untangles many of the strands of anti-Semitism obvious all through heritage, revealing why hatred of the Jews seems to be so chronic via time. Steven Beller illuminates the background of the phenomenon: from medieval spiritual clash, to the expansion of anti-Semitism as a political and ideological flow within the nineteenth century, to the "new" anti-Semitism of the twenty first century, as mirrored in Holocaust denial and Islamic anti-Zionism. the writer additionally discusses the function and attitudes of key figures similar to Wagner, Nietzsche, and Marx, in addition to key texts resembling the cast "Protocols of the Elders of Zion."
In brief, this compact booklet deals an insightful account that underscores how anti-Semitism reached it its darkish apogee within the worst genocide in smooth history--the Holocaust--and the way it nonetheless persists all over the world at the present time.
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Melvill argued that the effect would be to save money. He criticized the Board of Trustees for restricting its encouragement to coarse wool manufacturing in accordance with the dictates of the Royal Charter. But, there is nothing more ridiculous than to say, That no Wool, except the coarse shall be manufactured by public Encouragement; just as if the Manufacturing of fine Wool, was no as great an Advantage to the Nation. If we can make Broad-Cloths, Camlets, Kilemankos, Stuffs, &c. of our best Wool, do we not save Money to the Nation: And when we manufacture our coarse Wool what do we more?
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In this context he proposed an export-oriented economic development. In accordance with his theory of economic development he urged the public to encourage export industries not only to meet the existing demand but also to generate a new demand in the overseas markets. Indeed Lindsay’s view of linen cloth as the only staple in Scotland was much influenced by his view of wool cloth as the English staple (Lindsay 1733: 77: 144). However, as he said, Linen is our Staple, &c. but it has been woefully neglected.
Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Steven Beller