Not long ago, French pundit and Zionist activist Alain Finkielkraut argued that the only thing that might keep multicultural France united was anti-Semitism: “This great multicultural France that we wanted to see as an alternative to the old France, well, if it exists and when it exists, beyond communitarianism, it is cemented precisely by anti-Semitism.” This was not, one presumes, a call to stoke Jew-hatred as the only thing which might prevent an ethnic civil war in France.
The statement perhaps makes more sense as a Freudian slip, if one bears in mind the late Joe Sobran’s corrected definition of anti-Semitism: “An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.”
There is perhaps no better illustration of this than the relationship between the métis Franco-Cameroonian comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala and the venerable French nationalist leader Jean-Marie Le Pen. Read more