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Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism: A New Frontier of Bigotry

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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Alvin H. Rosenfeld; David A. Harris

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Social conditions and problems)

Keywords: Social Problems; International Relations; Antisemitism; Tolerance

Type: Report


The author compares anti-Americanism to antisemitism, arguing that the two phenomena converge and attract the same types of devotees. Furthermore, he asserts, both serve the same social functions: focusing discontent and explaining internal failures. This convergence is on the rise, the author contends, both throughout the Muslim world and in Europe, particularly in Germany and France.