The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A Tour of the Jewish Horizon

Anthony Julius, Leon Wieseltier

28/02/2007 12:25 pm
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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?

Anthony Julius

Anthony Julius is one of England’s most notable lawyers. He is Deputy Chairman of law firm Mishcon de Reya, Chairman of the Jewish Chronicle, Chairman of the London Consortium, and a Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, London University. His most recent book is Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England. He is currently writing a study of censorship and the modern English Novel.

Leon Wieseltier

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.

Jonathan Freedland


Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian, where he is executive editor, Opinion. He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series The Long View and has also written seven books.