Is Theory Good for the Jews?
Bruno Chaouat is Professor of French at the University of Minnesota
"In this startlingly lucid book, Bruno Chaouat asks why so many of the important theorists of our time, from Alain Badiou to Judith Butler, have failed to confront the problem of the 'new antisemitism.' A must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of contemporary politics and critical theory."
Betty Jane Anlyan Professor of French and Director, Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, Yale University
Professor Maurice Samuels, Director, Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism, Yale University
'The reader will be fascinated by the deftness with which Chaouat
triangulates such opppositions as Sephardic/Ashkenazi, Israélite/Juif, Jew of
the flesh/Jew of the spirit, infinitely expanding Europe/infinitely expanding
Jihad. This is a remarkable book. ' Professor Jeffrey Mehlman, Boston University
Publication: December 16, 2016
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 43