*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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Sartre deploys his concept of bad faith as he develops his argument. More broadly, the book tries to explain the etiology of hate by analyzing antisemitic hate.

Notebooks from a Phony War The anti-Semite is a prime example of a person who has entered into bad faith to avoid responsibility. 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.

Sartre comments that, “It is not unusual for people to elect to live a life of passion rather than of reason.

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This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French. Sartre states that “It is first of all a passion. The full text was then published in This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding jeew in Dutch. Anti-Semite and Jew Cover of the French edition. 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.

Cover of the French edition. For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Just as abti chair is a chair by virtue of our considering it a chair, as in Wittgenstein ‘s later philosophy, so a Jew is uew person whom others consider to be a Jew. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: But ordinarily they love the objects of passion: The rational man groans as he gropes for the truth; he knows that reasoning is no more than tentative, that other considerations may intervene to cast doubt on it.


The anti-Semite is a man who wishes to be pitiless stone, a furious torrent, a devastating thunderbolt — anything except a man. Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

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Part of a series on. He attempts to relinquish his responsibility to anti-Semitism and a community of anti-Semites.

He has made himself an anti-Semite because that is something one cannot be alone. Boycotts General Order No. The essay deals with antisemitism and how Jews react to it.

Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. History of antisemitism Timeline Reference. A model attribution edit summary using German: It lends new perspective to experience and historical fact. Anti-Semite and Jew French: Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. According to Sartre, antisemitism and hate more broadly is, among other things, a way by which the middle class 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.

Since the anti-Semite has chosen hate, we are forced to conclude that it is the state of passion that he loves. First he goes through the various ways in which the term or identity “Jew” has been defined. One by one he proves to his own satisfaction why each is fatally flawed. He has abandoned reason and embraced passion. If the Jew did not exist, the anti-Semite would invent him. The anti-Semite convinces himself of beliefs that he knows to be spurious at best.


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. He can blame anything on the Jew; he does not need to engage reason, for he has his faith.

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Jean-Paul Sartre

You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. Sartre begins by defining antisemitism as characterized by certain opinions: 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. Sartre argues that antisemitism is not an “idea” in the commonly understood sense of the word: Antisemitism on the Web. Therefore, a Jew’s Jewishness exists only to the extent they are considered Jewish by those around sattre.

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. Retrieved from ” https: