Category Archives: Jews and the Right

Towards ‘Kosher Nationalism”? (4): The Rise of Éric Zemmour and the Case of France

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The Jewish dilemma on immigration is perhaps most apparent in France. The French situation is unique in many respects: The largest Jewish population outside of Israel and the United States (about 600,000 people or 1% of the population). A staggering Jewish intellectual/cultural presence, perhaps more influential politically than in […]

Towards ‘Kosher Nationalism’? (2): On Jewish Intellectual Power Struggles

Part 1. I do not think there is a conscious Jewish endgame[1] but I would like to suggest a pattern, whether caused by Jewish culture, social position (especially, being a minority) or psychological predisposition, in the behavior of many Jewish intellectuals and their power struggles. It goes something like this: The young intellectual settles into […]

Towards ‘Kosher Nationalism’? (1): The Unstable Jewish-Gentile Dialectic

  I have been somewhat puzzled by recent developments in the French media, namely, the emergence of the so-called “nouveaux réactionnaires” (new reactionaries) advocating restriction of (overwhelmingly African/Muslim) immigration and a defense of French identity. “None of the neo-reactionnaires – not even Camus – claims allegiance to the FN [French National Front],” the BBC helpfully […]