Author(s): Denis MacShane
Antisemitism seems to belong in the past, but far from being consigned to history books, it is a powerful, contemporary global ideology that's alive and thriving. From the university campus to the dinner-party table, from the intellectual to the suicide bomber, the new antisemitism is international in its reach and capable of taking different forms. Denis Macshane examines this new anisemitism in all its current manifestations: in national and European politics; at state levels; in terrorist organisations; in popular mythology; in personal attacks on ordinary Jews. GLOBALISING HATRED is a compelling cry for tolerance, and a resolution to throw harsh light on this threat to liberal values and world peace.
Denis MacShane has been a Labour MP since 1994. He was deputy foreign secretary and Minister for Europe under Tony Blair. After graduating from Oxford he worked for the BBC and was the youngest ever president of the National Union of Journalists. He completed a PhD at London University and in the 1980s worked as an international trade union official which led to being arrested in Poland and South Africa as he worked with independent trade unions against communism and apartheid. He has written biographies of Francois Mitterrand and Edward Heath as well as a number of books and pamphlets on European and global politics. He writes regularly for British, American and continental European newspapers. He is currently a UK delegate to the Council of Europe and represents the Labour Party at the Party of European Socialists. In 2005-2006 he set up and chaired the All-Party Commission of Inquiry into Antisemitism.