BJCC Events 2022

Jews and Socialism, Part 1: An Historical Overview, Sunday, November 13, 10:30 AM 

Why were there so many Jews who were sympathetic to socialism in the latter portions of the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century?  How and why do contemporary Jewish political attitudes differ from those of earlier generations?  The relationship of Jews to the left was a historically important phenomenon but this relationship was of limited duration. Dr. Jack Jacobs will discuss these and other issues.

Dr. Jacobs is chair of the doctoral program in political science at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, and Professor of Political Science at both John Jay College, CUNY, and the Graduate Center. He is the author of On Socialists and “the Jewish Question” after Marx (1992), Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland (2009), and The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism (2015). He is also the editor of Jewish Politics in Eastern Europe: The Bund at 100 (2001) and of Jews and Leftist Politics (2017).


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