By Steven K. Baum,Shimon Samuels
"Beneath the skin [of our society]," writes historian Robert Wistrich, are "ancient myths, darkish hatreds, and irrational fantasies [that] proceed to nourish antisemitism." however the better query has to do with why we're so susceptible to think them. subsequently, Steven okay. Baum has a solution. during this publication, Baum conscientiously publications the reader in the course of the social brain and explains how the formation of social ideals can be utilized as a story to figure out truth. He deals a brand new point of view relating to how antisemitic legends and people ideals shape the root of our ongoing social narrative. Baum asks the reader to contemplate a social unconscious-the cauldron of cultural fantasies that involves superstitions, magical pondering, and racial stories. This witches' brew concocts a Social Voice that may be loud or quiet, benign or antagonistic, fleeting or everlasting. most significantly, this voice is undeniably antisemitic and racist. As is usually the case within the court docket of public opinion, those that personal the narrative, win. In Antisemitism Explained, Baum reminds us to imagine significantly approximately our personal social narrative and to be cautious approximately what we decide to believe.
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