Was: Spy plane crisis ; now Zionism = ?

Charles Brown CharlesB at CNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Tue Apr 17 13:55:04 MDT 2001

>>> cbcox at ilstu.edu 04/17/01 11:55AM >>>

[ from Nestor ]
> And I would add something else to his observations,
> something that Sartre aptly remarked: there are many times when the
> Jew is created by the anti-Semite.

One might qualify this, by the _modern_ anti-semite. In Shakespeare's
_Merchant of Venice_ Shylock's final 'punishment' is that his daughter
will no longer be a Jew but a Christian -- that is, no sense of race is
involved. Martin Bernal, in the first volume of _Black Athena_ shows
that "Jewish" became a racial rather than a religious category in the
early 19th century.


CB: This latter point makes sense, since "race" as understood today, didn't come about until about the same time.

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