In an age replete with populist movements, why has the rise of anti-Semitism in France triggered alarm throughout the rest of the globe? In his most recent book, Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism and France (And What it Means For Us), French journalist Marc Weitzmann analyzes how anti-Semitism in France is rooted in two populist movements: one, a matter of deep-rooted bias spread throughout the country’s post-colonial, religiously-diverse suburbs; the other, rooted in far-right ultraconservatism. Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic and an award-winning journalist who has covered Islamic terrorism, joins Weitzmann to discuss lessons from modern French history, from the French Revolution to the Holocaust, from the era of Charles de Gaulle to present-day religious conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism, that could be harbingers of things to come.
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French Identity and Anti-Semitism