Robert Zaretsky


France Must Reckon With Its Anti-Semitism Problem

By Robert Zaretsky

France Must Reckon With Its Anti-Semitism Problem
There’s palpaple hatred for Jews in the streets of France. Robert Zaretsky thinks it’s way past time for the nation to come to terms with this frightening problem.Read More


100 Years Later, Revisiting Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' and World War I

By Robert Zaretsky

100 Years Later, Revisiting Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' and World War I
This year marks the centennial of World War I and Franz Kafka’s “The Trial.” Both landmarks of modernity defied comprehension in 1914 —  and still do.Read More


France's Quickly Changing Face

By Robert Zaretsky

France's Quickly Changing Face
Recent municipal elections in France point to an increase in support for harsh anti-immigration policies. Robert Zaretsky sees in the ascendancy of these views a turn toward the worse.Read More


Martin Heidegger's Black Notebooks Reignite Charges of Anti-Semitism

By Robert Zaretsky

Martin Heidegger's Black Notebooks Reignite Charges of Anti-Semitism
Martin Heidegger’s existential philosophy has long been undermined by his Nazi sympathies. The forthcoming publication of his ‘Black Notebooks’ promise to reignite the controversy.Read More


Why All of France Should Shiver When Demonstrators Shout: 'Jews Out'

By Robert Zaretsky

Why All of France Should Shiver When Demonstrators Shout: 'Jews Out'
For the first time since the Nazi occupation, cries of ‘Jews out’ were heard on the streets of Paris last week. Robert Zaretsky explains why all of France should be very worried.Read More






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