In the early decades of the twentieth century, antisemitism was rife throughout European society. From aristocratic salons, bourgeois dining rooms to the seats of high learning, the culture of antisemitism had a profound effect on fin de siècle
culture. Yet, in the first decades of the twenty-first the object of racism has seemingly shifted from Jews to Muslims.
In two recently published articles, renowned historian of twentieth century Europe Enzo Traverso
charts the changes in this structure of racialised oppression across the past hundred years. For Jacobin
, Traverso discusses the work of famed historian of Central and Eastern Europe Timothy Snyder. Snyder's new book, Black Earth, is targeted for reducing the Holocaust to a story about the success or failure of state structures based predominantly in Poland and Eastern Europe.
If you believe the mainstream press, the spectre of Militant seems to be looming over the Labour Party once more. Tom Watson and a whole swathe of the Labour Right, not content with forcing their way into the dustbin of history with every botched job against Corbyn, are apparently turning into Britain's least organised historical reenactment society. Watson has confronted Corbyn with what he claims is proof of mass Trotskyist infiltration to the Labour Party—the news of which is probably most suprising to every Trotskyist in the country.
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