This is a conversation with Daniel Randall. He’s a London-based railway worker and workplace representative for the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers and a member of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty.
We spoke about antisemitism on the Left as Daniel has an upcoming book on this very topic.
- What is left antisemitism?
- The ‘socialism of fools’
- The difference between antisemitism and other forms of hatred
- The impact of Moishe Postone in our understanding of this topic
- Antisemitism as conspiracy theory in and of itself
- How it impacts discourse on Israel-Palestine
- The specific legacy of Stalinism on anti-Zionism
- Anti-Zionism without Anti-Semitism
- ‘Anti-Zionist Zionism’
- Isaac Deutscher’s lifeboat metaphor for Israel in the 1940s
- Understanding how one can be both a refugee and a settler
- What’s wrong with saying ‘the Zionist entity’
- Edward Said’s view on this
- The example of Hindutva
- The example of Lebanon
- The pseudo-emancipatory character of antisemitism
- Intersection between anti-semitism and islamophobia (‘great replacement’ conspiracy theory)
- How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism (reference to the essay by Erik Ward)
- What happened in the UK Labor Party
- Navigating sensitive discourses surrounding Israel-Palestine
- On anti-nationalism
- That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Antisemitic: Antiracist Analysis of Left Antisemitism Paperback by Steve Cohen
- Confronting Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century edited by Shane Burley
- Confronting antisemitism on the Left: arguments for socialists by Daniel Randall (forthcoming)
- The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives by Gilbert Achcar
- The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History, edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg
- The Holocaust, rebirth, and the Nakba : memory and contemporary Israeli-Arab relations by Yair Auron
- Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine by Lital Levy
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Music by Tarabeat.