Jean-Paul Sartre
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Anti-Semite and Jew

"If the Jew did not exist, the anti-Semite would invent him."1a HERZL

"I shall not deny that there is a Jewish race. . . [P]erhaps we had better say Jewish races."1b BUBER

"Jews love money, we are told. . . Certainly, if the Jew loves money, it is not because he has any particular appetite for copper or gold or bank notes: for him money often assumes the abstract form of shares of stock, checks, bank deposits -- it is not to its sensible configuration but to its abstract form that he becomes attached.
Actually it is the power of purchase that appeals to him, and if he prefers this form of property to all others it is because it is universal. . . 
. . . In opposition to that magical possession that is refused him and which deprives him even of the objects he has bought, he becomes attached to money as the legitimate power of appropriation by the universal and anonymous man he seeks to be."
1c
OLD TESTAMENT TACITUS HERZL SPENGLER POUND

" . . To the fine formulas of the anti-Semite -- "Money can't do everything" -- "There are things money can't buy" -- the Jew replies sometimes by affirming the absolute power of money: "Anybody can be bought, if you can just find his price.""1d DIOGENES OLD TESTAMENT HERZL HERZL

" . . . [T]he situation of the Jew is such that everything he does turns against him."1e

" . . . [A]nti-Semitism is a conception of the Manichaean and primitive world in which hatred for the Jew arises as a great explanatory myth."1f


  
   
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Interesting Link
Jean-Paul Sartre, France. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1964, "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age." (Sartre declined the prize.) http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1964/index.html
  

* Italics in the original.

1 Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980). Anti-Semite and Jew. Translated by George J. Becker. Preface by Michael Walzer, 1995. New York, NY: Schoken Books Inc., 1948, 1976. Originally published as Réflexions sur la Question Juive, Paris, France: Éditions Morihien, 1946.
a Chapter 1, at 13.
b Chapter 3, at 60-61.
c Chapter 3, at 126-127.
d Chapter 3, at 128.
e Chapter 3, at 141.
f Chapter 4, at 148.

2 Jean-Paul Sartre. Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology. Translated by Hazel E. Barnes. New York, NY: Washigton Square Press, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc. Originally published as L'être et le néant, France: Gallimard, 1943. English language translation, Philosophical Library, Inc., 1956, 1984.

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