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Hybrid Book Talk with LCSCA: The New Antisemitism, Shalom Lappin

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The New Antisemitism book coverThis is an LCSCA event in collaboration with the Wiener Holocaust Library.

Generations raised after the Second World War took for granted a world of stability and prosperity, and with it the waning of ancient hatreds. Recent decades have been more sobering. Instability and extremism have returned in force.

As Shalom Lappin explains in this worrying book, an upsurge of antisemitism across the political spectrum has accompanied them. Recent events in the Middle East have transformed it into a tidal wave.

Reviews of ‘The New Antisemitism’:

“This fine book has found its terrible moment. Shalom Lappin helps us to recognize, understand and fight against the menace of antisemitism.”
Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

“A deep and thoughtful analysis of a pernicious phenomenon that has made a tragic reappearance in intellectual life.”
Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and author of ‘Rationality’

About the Speaker

Shalom Lappin is Professor of Natural Language Processing at Queen Mary University of London, Emeritus Professor of Computational Linguistics at King’s College London, and Research Scientist at the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability at the University of Gothenburg. His main research interests are the application of machine learning to natural language, and cognitive modelling of linguistic knowledge. He has written about political issues in publications such as Dissent and The Guardian.

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