*FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. With a new preface by Michael Walzer Jean-Paul Sartre’s book is a brilliant portrait of both anti-Semite and Jew. Sartre’s Anti-Semite and Jew was written shortly after the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in This essay tries to examine the origin. Sartre’s writing is relevant to the alt-right movement today. It contains the famous line: “If the Jew did not exist, the anti-Semite would invent.

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The rational man groans as he gropes for the truth; he knows that reasoning is no more than tentative, that other considerations may sartree to cast doubt on it. According to Sartre, antisemitism and hate more broadly is, among other things, a way by which the middle senite lay claim to the nation in which they reside, and an oversimplified conception of the world in which the antisemite sees “not a conflict of interests but the damage an evil power causes society.

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The anti-Semite convinces himself of beliefs that he knows to be spurious at best. Sartre comments that, “It is not unusual for people to elect to live a life of passion rather than of reason.

Sartre states that these non-contradictory conceptions are “dangerous and false” and refuses to “characterize as opinion a doctrine that is aimed directly at particular persons and that seeks to suppress their rights or to exterminate them.

He “fears every kind of solitariness… however small his stature, he takes every precaution to make it smaller, lest he stand out from the herd and find himself face to face with himself.

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The anti-Semite is a man who wishes to be pitiless stone, a furious torrent, a devastating thunderbolt — anything except a man. Anti-Semite and Jew Cover of the French edition.

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Anti-Semite and Jew

You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. Sartre states that “It is first of all a passion. For Sartre, the anti-Semite has escaped the insecurity of good faith, the impossibility of sincerity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: This article may be expanded with text translated sarte the corresponding article in French.

A model attribution edit summary using German: Cover of the French edition. Therefore, a Jew’s Jewishness exists only to the extent they are considered Jewish by those around them. Since the anti-Semite has chosen hate, we are forced to conclude that it is the state of passion that he sfmite. If the Jew did semits exist, the anti-Semite would invent him.

The full text was then published in He attempts to relinquish his responsibility to anti-Semitism and a community of anti-Semites. Part of a series on. Antisemitism on the Web.

But ordinarily they love the objects of passion: It is an involvement of the mind, but one so deep-seated and complex that it extends to the physiological realm, as happens in cases of hysteria. He can blame anything on the Jew; he does not need to engage reason, for he has his faith. The anti-Semite abandons himself to the crowd and his bad faith, he “flees responsibility as he flees his own consciousness, and choosing for his personality the permanence of the rock, he chooses for his morality the scale of petrified values.


Anti-Semitism is a way of feeling good, proud even, rather than guilty at the abandonment of responsibility and the flight before the impossibility of true sincerity. Notebooks from a Phony War Part of Jewish history.

More broadly, the book tries antl explain the etiology of hate by analyzing antisemitic hate. Anti-Semite and Jew French: Sartre argues that antisemitism is not an “idea” in the commonly understood sense of the word: The anti-Semite is a prime example of a person who has entered into bad faith to avoid responsibility.

One by one he proves to his own satisfaction why each is fatally flawed.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing French-language text Articles to be expanded from April All articles to be expanded Articles needing translation from Dutch Wikipedia Articles needing translation from French Wikipedia Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers. Sartre begins by defining sarrre as characterized by certain opinions: Authenticity Bad faith mauvaise foi Existence precedes essence Les Temps modernes.

Sartre deploys his concept of bad faith as he develops his argument.

Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: History of antisemitism Timeline Reference. This page was last edited on 8 Aprilat The anti-Semite is afraid “of himself, of his own consciousness, of his own liberty, of his instincts, of his responsibilities, of solitariness, of change, of society, and the world — of everything except the Jews.