The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A Tour of the Jewish Horizon
Chair: Jonathan Freedland
Antisemitic attacks are on the rise, the Iranian president calls for the eradication of Israel and the war in Lebanon split the diaspora. But Jewish culture everywhere is experiencing a vibrant resurgence and a two state solution seems inevitable. So what exactly is looming on the horizon?
Jonathan Freedland is a broadcaster for the BBC and an award-winning columnist for The Guardian. He is the author of Jacob’s Gift and, under the name of Sam Bourne, The Righteous Men.
Anthony Julius defended Deborah Lipstadt in the David Irving Holocaust denial trial. He is the author of TS Eliot, Antisemitism and Literary Form.
Leon Wieseltier has been the literary editor of The New Republic since 1983. A graduate student in Jewish history at Harvard University, he also attended Columbia University and Oxford University. He is the author of Nuclear War Nuclear Peace, Against Identity, and Kaddish.
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