"The Globalization of Antisemitism" Antisemitism is evolving. After a period of remission owing to the horror of the Holocaust, the ancient prejudice has recently been reactivated, catalyzed by the Arab-Israeli conflict. It has entered a new era in which its main focus has shifted from the domestic to the international. Always protean in quality, always changing to take on the idiom of its day, antisemitism has been globalized. Forward (May 2, 2003)
"The Model Federal Republic" delivered in Bonn on March 10, 1997 in acceptance of the "Democracy Prize." It discusses some of the exemplary features of contemporary Germany, which other countries would do well to emulate.
Critiquing the Critics:
"Motives, Causes, and Alibis: A Reply to My Critics" This is an expanded version of my reply to the critics of Hitler's Willing Executioners that first appeared in The New Republic 215, 26 (December 23, 1996).
"A Thinly Disguised Ideological Tract." This is a brief overview on the real character of Norman G. Finkelstein and Ruth Bettina Birnís A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth. Their respective pieces are treated in more depth in "The New Discourse of Avoidance" and the "The Fictions of Ruth Bettina Birn."
"The Fictions of Ruth Bettina Birn" first appeared in the journal German Politics and Society 15, 3 (Fall 1997). It exposes the systematic falsification of evidence and scholarly transgressions that are at the core of Birnís article that appeared in The Historical Journal, which is the basis for her contribution to A Nation on Trial.
"The New Discourse of Avoidance" exposes the aspersions of Norman Finkelstein. An earlier version appeared in the Frankfurter Rundschau (August 18, 1997).