Democrats keep insisting that they don’t have an anti-Semitism problem. Events like this make it clear that they do.
Jeremy Corbyn is the head of the British Labour Party. He’s also an extremely polarizing figure who has met with terrorist supporters and made anti-Semitic remarks about British Jews. The result has been mass protests by Jews and non-Jews in the UK.
Despite that, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez boasted about her chat with Corbyn. And Speaker Pelosi met with Corbyn on her European trip.
Pelosi at least claimed that she had brought up the anti-Semitism issue with Corbyn. Rep. Ocasio Cortez, like the rest of the DSA, is just unashamedly enthusiastic about Corbyn and even more violently anti-Semitic movements.
Now, Corbyn has run into yet another anti-Semitism scandal.
Jeremy Corbyn praised an antisemitic book which says “international capitalism” is “controlled…by men of a single and peculiar race, who have behind them many centuries of financial experience”, describing it as a “great tome” that is “brilliant, and very controversial at the time.”
As uncovered by Daniel Finkelstein in his column for the Times on Tuesday, in 2011 Mr Corbyn was asked to write a foreword for the reprint of Mr Hobson’s book.
Mr Corbyn, in his foreword, directly references Mr Hobson’s discussion of what the now-Labour leader calls “the commercial interests that fuel the role of the popular press with tales of imperial might”.
Mr Corbyn called the book “correct and prescient”.
The book is Imperialism: A Study by John Hobson. Like many early socialist works, it’s quite anti-Semitic and tries to attack capitalism by conflating Jews with commerce. The book reportedly influenced Vladimir Lenin and remains quite popular with the European Left.
Hobson’s writing was probably linked to the Boer War which many lefties at the time opposed by claiming that it was a Jewish conspiracy.
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