On the Far Right There Are No Contradictions, Only Virulent Antisemitism

James Loeffler offers a front-row view of the 16-day trial of white supremacists in Charlottesville.
James Loeffler, Aviya Kushner
James Loeffler, a Senior Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, is Felix Posen Professor of Jewish History at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the award-winning book Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century and co-editor of the Association for Jewish Studies Review. His scholarly research explores the ties between law, culture, and politics in modern Jewish history. His writings also include  The

Aviya Kushner

Among the courtroom observers in Charlottesville was the eminent historian James Loeffler. Loeffler, who directs the Jewish Studies program at the University of Virginia, tweeted throughout the trial, providing updates in real time. Forward language columnist Aviya Kushner wanted to hear more about what Loeffler saw and heard — and whether he thought dangerous rhetoric from the past made its way into the courtroom.

Read their conversation in The Forward

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