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Socialism of Fools: Capitalism and Modern Anti-Semitism

Michele Battini, Noor Mazhar, and Isabella Vergnano


In Socialism of Fools, Michele Battini focuses on the critical moment during the Enlightenment in which anti-Jewish stereotypes morphed into a sophisticated, modern social anti-Semitism. He recovers the potent anti-Jewish, anticapitalist propaganda that cemented the idea of a Jewish conspiracy in the European mind and connects it to the atrocities that characterized the Jewish experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Beginning in the eighteenth century, counter-Enlightenment intellectuals and intransigent Catholic writers singled out Jews for conspiring to exploit self-sustaining ... More

Keywords: Anti-Semitism, Capitalism, Europe, History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231170383
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231170383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Battini, author

Noor Mazhar, author

Isabella Vergnano, author