Jerry Z. Muller

Preaching Hate: Father Charles Coughlin (left) and the Reverend Gerald L. K. Smith used their pulpits to preach antisemitism.

Antisemitism and This Recession: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

It was late 2008, and if ever the country seemed primed for a revived outbreak of the populist formula equating Wall Street with Jews and both of these with evil, this was a moment when the stars were aligned in malignant confluence.