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David Baddiel’s new book, Jews Don’t Count, has been described by Caitlin Moran as a “delicious, and occasionally sobering, truth bomb.” In it, he makes the case that progressive identity politics – which works to eliminate homophobia, sexism, ableism and especially racism – has a blind spot with anti-Semitism. The history of anti-Semitism, he argues, is not well understood by people who self-define as being ‘on the right side of history’, and as a consequence, this particularly insidious and persistent form of discrimination is being allowed to thrive.
David Baddiel is an author, comedian and screenwriter. He has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. He is the author of four novels as well as six books for children which have sold over 1 million copies. He lives in London.
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