Current IssueJQ244 - May 2021
The Return of History:
New Populism, Old Hatreds
Welcome to the new JQ.
The Return of History investigates rising global populism, and the forces propelling modern nativism and xenophobia. In wide-ranging, lively essays, Simon Schama explores the age-old tropes of Jews as both purveyors of disease and monopolists of medical wisdom, in the wake of a global pandemic; Holly Case takes us by train to Hungary; Mikołaj Grynberg reflects on Poland’s commitment to forgetting its atrocities; and Deborah Lipstadt puts white supremacy under the microscope, examining its antisemitic DNA.
Recently discovered letters about Israel from Isaiah Berlin to Robert Silvers are published here for the first time. In new sections on History and Community, Ian Black revisits a turning point in the Arab–Israeli conflict, and Elliot Perlman traces the roots of the Jewish farmers in Uganda. And in three insightful, erudite book reviews, Hadley Freeman, Benjamin Balint and Robert Manne cast light on second-generation Holocaust memoirs and the work of Paul Celan and Götz Aly.
The Return of History is a truly global issue, bringing together esteemed, well-known voices and those you’ll be exhilarated to read for the first time.
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Next IssueJQ245 - August 2021
The New Middle East:
Shifting Allies, Enemies and Loyalties
This issue of The Jewish Quarterly examines the dramatic changes unfolding in the Middle East, as the region’s powers form new rivalries, blocs and partnerships. Issue 245 looks at the evolving role of the United States and its rising tensions with Iran, as well as the causes and consequences of Israel’s normalisation agreements. The issue contains an essay by Israeli author Nir Baram that explores how Israeli attitudes to their country’s future have shifted as hopes for a lasting peace fade. Also included is a feature about the Jews of Kaifeng in China, as well as reviews, correspondence and more.