Socialism and the Jews: A Brief History

Socialism, so recently considered over and done with, is now back. What does it mean for the Jews?

A French anti-Semitic propaganda poster. Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy.
A French anti-Semitic propaganda poster. Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy.
Observation
April 29 2019
About the author

Joshua Muravchik is the author most recently of Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism (Encounter).


In late January 1989, almost exactly 30 years ago, the economic historian Robert Heilbroner wrote this epitaph:

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