Fatal Gift: Jewish Intelligence and Western Civilisation
Who Are the Jews? Band 3

Fatal Gift: Jewish Intelligence and Western Civilisation

Who are the Jews? Vol. 3

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Beschreibung

Fatal Gift, Jewish Intelligente and Western Civilization is the third and final volume of Seymour Itzkoffs highly praised series, Who Are the Jews?
The theme of this book involves the Holocaust, perhaps the most searing event in the history of the Jews. Itzkoffs main concern is to understand and explain this event in the context of Jewish history and the unfolding meaning of the Western Civilizational experience.
Itzkoff views the rationale for the destruction of the European Jews as arising from the anti-Semitic hatred of burgeoning Jewish intelligente and achievements in the West, this amidst the pseudo-egalitarianism that was invested in the ideological demonization of achievement in the social dynamics of the 19 th and 20t h centuries.
The Holocaust was enabled because the Jews had become a vulnerable minority in Europe, attempting to assimilate, but carrying with them their unalterable heritage of religious and ethnic uniqueness. This they could not shed.
ltzkoff traces this atypical intellectual endowment of the Jews to their Biblical and Talmudic disciplines, ultimately to their vulnerability and self-protection, and to the hope for political toleration by their governing masters.
Itzkoff argues that Ashkenazic Judaism, by its classless cultivation of a universal internal, if impoverished intellectual elite, mirrors the best of the Western Civilizational heritage. The Ashkenazim never placed their own people under the yoke of the feudal oppression of serfdom and slavery, as did their daughter religions, Christianity and Islam.
As such, the Ashkenazim became the inheritors of the great Western and Eur-Asian achievements of the ancient Cro-Magnon Upper Paleolithic peoples. Also, consider the Sumerians of Mesopotamia, who gave us literacy and urbanism, the Hellenes, who perhaps inspired the highest intellectual and creative civilization in human history.
"Fatal Gift" is a plea to understand the place of the Jews in modern Western Civilization, to treasure the EurAsian intellectual and creative gifts which the Jews protected and cultivated, and for which they were sacrificed by a modern ideological barbarism.

Seymour W. Itzkoff was trained in philosophy at Columbia University. Now an Emeritus Professor, he taught for many years at Smith College. He is the author of nineteen scholarly books, including several studies of the neo-Kantian philosopher, Ernst Cassirer, and a book on the art of cellist Emanuel Feuermann. Most recently, his Inevitable Domination by Man, An Evolutionary Detective Story , has received critical scientific acclaim.

Details

Einband

Gebundene Ausgabe

Erscheinungsdatum

14.08.2012

Verlag

Lang, Peter

Seitenzahl

208

Beschreibung

Details

Einband

Gebundene Ausgabe

Erscheinungsdatum

14.08.2012

Verlag

Lang, Peter

Seitenzahl

208

Maße (L/B/H)

23,9/16,1/2,5 cm

Gewicht

500 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-0-913993-22-4

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