March 28, 2007

Occidental recommendation

I was rather startled that Amazon kicked this book out as a recommendation for me. It's not fair for me to judge it without having read it, but I can't help thinking that the cover here does provide a clue: A work on Jewish influence in something called the Occidental Quarterly raises suspicions. Then there's this, from one of the book's too enthusiastic fans:

Macdonald, in a single slim volume, explains away the dark, heavy cloud of bafflement and bewilderment oppressing so many Americans since the 1960s.

More pointedly, there has been a profound alteration in the fabric of our American civilization and it was not by accident, neither was it random.

Reading this monograph (and the three academic texts by the author) will forever change the way you see politics, social issues, and even your own religious faith.

Indeed. Whatever the question, the answer appears to be the Jews. It's only their influence that keeps anti-Semites from winning big on Jeopardy...

Curious, I googled MacDonald, and came across this review of Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate. MacDonald writes,

It is an apologetic work with a depressingly familiar and predictable take on the anti-Jewish attitudes of the period. Baldwin writes that TIJ descends into the “antisemitic rhetorical tradition,” but his book descends into another tradition, a tradition in which the anti-Jewish attitudes and behavior of earlier generations are ascribed entirely to irrational pathologies having nothing to do with Jewish behavior. It is a tradition based on caricature, exaggerations, and misrepresentations of what these people actually believed.

Ford of course had published, under his own byline, a knock off of the protocols of the elders of zion....

Posted by Ideofact at March 28, 2007 12:52 AM