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ManhuntsA Philosophical History$
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Grégoire Chamayou

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691151656

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.001.0001

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Hunting Jews

Hunting Jews

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(p.120) Chapter 11 Hunting Jews
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Manhunts
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Grégoire Chamayou

Steven Rendall

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691151656.003.0012

This chapter discusses the hunt for Jews. In the course of their history, hunts for Jews went schematically through three major mutations: hunts by mobs, then hunts by states; religious hunts, then racist hunts; murderous hunts, then genocidal hunts. At the dawn of the twentieth century, the new strategic project of extreme right-wing movements was to mobilize anti-Semitic hunting against the existing state apparatuses, to intensify the power of political subversion exercised by such hunting packs and to turn around what had long functioned as a safety belt for state authority to make it a means of seizing state power. But if their strategy later proved to be historically capable of attracting a crucial fraction of the dominant social strata, that was also because in doing so its function of diverting social antagonisms did not disappear: it smothered the class struggle by means of race war, even at the price of destroying the old forms of state power.

Keywords:   Jews, persecution, anti-Semitism, manhunting, manhunts, state power, right-wing movements

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