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Zionism, Bolshevism, Enemies of Civilization: What Churchill Said

Zionism, Bolshevism, Enemies of Civilization: What Churchill Said

In a 1920 arti­cle,  “Zion­ism Ver­sus Bol­she­vism,” Churchill not­ed that many lead­ing Bol­she­viks were Jews. He did how­ev­er not write that all Jews were ene­mies of civ­i­liza­tion. Quot­ing Churchill out of con­text has become a hob­by among those deter­mined to find what they expect to find among his 20 mil­lion words.

In “Jews in a Whis­per” (New York Times Sun­day Review), Mr. Roger Cohen argues that “Jews, with their his­to­ry, can­not become the sys­tem­at­ic oppres­sors of anoth­er peo­ple.” Fair enough, but we then read: “Win­ston Churchill, no less, argued in 1920 that Jews were part of a ‘world­wide con­spir­a­cy for the over­throw of civ­i­liza­tion and the recon­sti­tu­tion of soci­ety on the basis of arrest­ed development.”…

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