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Anti-Semitism Or Judeophobia? The Intellectual Debate In France 2000–2005

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Anti-Semitism did not simply emerge out of nothing after the fall of Communism. Anti- Semitic stereotypes, patterns and attitudes had been present beneath the surface of Hungarian society throughout the post-war decades. The possibilist theory of anti-Semitism is based on the assumption that the three factors—prejudice, the development of an anti-Semitic culture, and the formation of an anti- Semitic political ideology. According to Volkov's analysis, modern anti-Semitism in the nineteenth century was a code system capable of the expression of the same relationship—rejection—with the most diverse phenomena manifesting the essential aspects of modern Western civilization; that is to say, it was the code of anti-modernity.

Keywords:Anti-Semitism; Hungary



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