Denis MacShane MP
The Rt Hon Dr Denis MacShane MP is one of Britain’s most respected politicians on European and global policy. He is currently a UK delegate to the Council of Europe and the Nato Parliamentary Assembly. He is the author of several books on international affairs and most recently of Globalising Hatred: the New Antisemitism. In 2005 he set up and chaired the All-Party Committee of Inquiry into Anti-semitism. Its report led to government action initiated by Tony Blair and continued by Gordon Brown.
Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England
In his magnum opus, Anthony Julius looks fairly and squarely, with no propensity to exaggeration, at the history of anti-semitism from Medieval times with their blood libels, through exclusion and gradual rehabilitation, to today’s alarming new brand of anti-Zionism. Here he discussed his work with one of the staunchest opponents to anti-semitism in Parliament.