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The nature of antisemitism

The nature of antisemitism

Prof. Ruth Wodak, Prof. Steven T. Katz, Prof. Michel Wieviorka, Prof. Peter Hayes

After discussing the nature of hate in general, let us move on to explore the nature of antisemitism, asking ourselves the following question:

Does antisemitism have unique characteristics that distinguish it from other prejudices and hostilities?


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