Conversation with Ruth Wisse
Ruth Wisse describes the origins and character of modern anti-Semitism–and its alarming strength today.
00:15 - 34:28
Kristol and Wisse consider why anti-Semitism is best understood as a political phenomenon and movement.
34:28 - 45:50
Why is the Jewish state under attack on U.S. campuses, and how should one fight back? Wisse explains.
45:50 - 56:04
Wisse: “Liberal democracy is not biologically transmitted. I don’t think [our universities] understand that.”
56:04 - 1:12:43
Wisse explains why we should study Yiddish literature and discusses a few of its valuable, enduring themes.
1:12:43 - 1:47:53