The Enemy Within

"Is Europe anti-Semitic?" In Washington or New York, this question is invariably sprung on the unwary visitor once the standard conversation openers have been checked off ? such as, "Will NATO help us in Phase II against Saddam?"

It is a deceptively simple question because anti-Semitism has appeared in so many guises throughout European history.

Is it still the religious kind that has tainted the Jews as "Christ killers?" That is gone ? thanks to the Catholic Church's excision of all vestiges of anti-Judaism from its liturgy. Is it exclusionist anti-Semitism that would bar Jews from the...

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