Category Free Speech

NORMAN FINKELSTEIN ON “LABOUR ANTISEMITISM”

IS THE ‘GUARDIAN’ INSTITUTIONALLY ANTISEMITIC?

Jonathan Freedland of the Guardian asks rhetorically: [W]hy would a party that defines itself as anti-racist have attracted antisemites in the first place? Some try to say that any mass membership organisation will always reflect the wider society, and since Britain includes antisemites, so too will the Labour party. But that doesn’t wash. Britain includes […]

‘Antisemitism’ Versus Common Sense

A new article by Alan Maddison and I makes the case that stereotypes should be discussed, not sanctioned: Labour’s critics maintain that anything other than a harsh punitive and censorial approach to ‘anti-Jewish’ stereotypes is evidence that the party is prioritising public relations over anti-racism. Precisely the reverse is true. Surveilling, investigating and sanctioning members […]