Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories: Past, Present and Future?
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Gresham College Lectures
Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories: Past, Present and Future?
Nov 30, 2023
Gresham College

Antisemitism has existed and continues to exist on many levels, from unthinking prejudice to highly developed theories. Common to all levels is an explicit, or more often, implicit belief that all Jews, usually defined in racial terms, are conspiring secretly to undermine civilisation, order, or social and cultural stability.

This lecture considers the evolution of this conspiracy theory since the Middle Ages, examines its nature and operation today, and considers its future development.

This lecture was recorded by Sir Richard Evans on 22 November 2023 at Barnard's Inn Hall, London.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:

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