Antisemtism, by Philip Slayton


Oxford University North American alumni have chosen Philip as author of the month (November 2023) for Antisemitism.

Here is Philip Slayton’s interview with Petru Clej, Romanian correspondent of Radio France International, together with the article he wrote.

Antisemitism has been chosen by the Rhodes Trust in England as one of “120 books for 120 years.” This list is part of the Trust’s celebration of its 120th anniversary. The list is explained here. Here is the complete list.

Check out Philip Slayton in conversation with Brian Lilley to discuss ANTISEMITISM in this podcast from the National Post. Identity politics puts its progressive spin on old-school antisemitism: Full Comment podcast

Listen to Philip Slayton in conversation with James L. Turk of Toronto Metropolitan University's Centre for Free Expression (May 16, 2023)

Listen to Philip Slayton in conversation with Andrew Keen on KEEN ON (April 17, 2023).

In April 2023 Rhodes Connect, an international association of Rhodes Scholars, chose Antisemitism as a “book of the week.”

Reactions to Antisemitism by Philip Slayton

“Philip Slayton has succeeded in writing a book on an explosive subject which is fair to everyone – traditionalists, Zionists, assimilationists and Palestinians . Only the anti- semites are not redeemed and even there, the different definitions of anti-semitism are treated dispassionately.Weaving together family history, the history of the Jews, politics and sociology, Slayton has made a novel and welcome contribution to this topic.” – Julius Grey, author of Capitalism and the Alternatives

“A personal and penetrating look at the many forms of antisemitism through the ages and in our own age of identity politics, and how to think about and react to this ancient hatred.”

-Anna Porter, Author of Kasztner’s Train: The True Story of an Unknown Hero of the Holocaust

“Philip Slayton is one of Canada’s most bold and adventurous thinkers. In Antisemitism, he turns his talents to the subject of this ancient hatred, teasing out its many complex historical, political, cultural, religious, and regional threads, probing the current context of identitarianism — and proposing a path forward that’s both pragmatic and empathetic. Thought-provoking, nuanced, and fearless.” – Tara Henley, author of Lean Out: A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life

“Philip Slayton didn’t plan to write a book on antisemitism — but we should all be glad that he did. He has bravely gone where few have gone before.
On the one hand, he accepts the premise that the Holocaust carried out by the Nazis was a supreme act of antisemitism. On the other hand, he argues that overzealous Zionism is the single biggest contributor to “Jew-hatred” today. It is not necessarily antisemitic, he contends, to boycott Israel or Israeli products as a non-violent political protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians. In today’s age of identity politics, we need to think differently about antisemitism, Slayton concludes. “To give equal weight to all expressions of Jew-hatred is to deny serious weight to any.”
– Patrick Martin, former Middle East correspondent for The Globe and Mail