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

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


Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

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

Research Area: Social conditions

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.