Richard Evans in conversation with Anthony Julius discussed how the legal system and the courtroom shape our knowledge and understanding of Holocaust history.
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?
Aaron Ben Zeev examined the dark side of romantic love. Disappointed ideals can mutate into frenzied violence and abandoned lovers resort to murder rather than accept that their ex partner has found happiness in someone else’s embrace. This distinguished moral philosopher looked at the worst evils committed in the name of love.
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.