Understanding the Summer of Hate: Contemporary Antisemitism Takes a Violent Turn

By Kenneth S. Stern

American Jewish Committee (AJC), September 1999

In the context of a rise in anti-semitic activity in America, the author outlines the origins and theological grounding of American hate groups in "Christian Identity". He argues that small cells and individual attacks will escalate, since these are much more difficult for law enforcement to deal with. He advocates for congressional hearings into the racist and antisemitic subculture as well as the creation of the field of "hate studies." He concludes by calling on the community to both educate Jewish children on contemporary anti-semitism and support grass-roots organizations that combat hate groups.

Topic: Hate, Antisemitism, Racism, Extremism

Name of Publication: Issues in National Affairs

Volume/Issue: Vol. 8/No. 1

Page Number(s): 10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Great Britain , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Stern, Kenneth S. Understanding the Summer of Hate: Contemporary Antisemitism Takes a Violent Turn. Issues in National Affairs. American Jewish Committee (AJC). September 1999: 10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13181


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