The New York Review of Books | Imaginary Jews

Review of Anti-Judiasm: The Western Tradition by David Nirenberg

In 1844, Karl Marx published his essay “On the Jewish Question.” This wasn’t an engagement with Judaism, or with Jewish history, or even with the sociology of German Jews. Its occasion was the contemporary debate about Jewish emancipation, but its real purpose was to call for the overthrow of the capitalist order.

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