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Rod Liddle

Rod Liddle is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is an associate editor of the Spectator, and writes a weekly for The Sunday Times and The Sun. His last book was called Selfish Whining Monkeys.

Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred
Judeophobia, the great hatred. Is it a psychic aberration, a 2,000 year-old disease? Loathing of Jews has been a feature of Christendom since the first accusation of deicide and this, combined with enforced employment patterns – usury and trade – made the Jews the pariahs of Europe, a situation the Enlightenment did nothing to change. Chameleon-like, the hatred became racial rather than religious. Today there is an addition to the old prejudices – aversion to Israel. As the world falls ...