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UFOs and the Search for Scapegoats II: Anti-Semitism among the Aliens

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Superconspiracies tend to be structured in the form of plots nested within plots, each layer more evil, powerful, and inclusive than those beneath. Hence the architects of conspiracy scenarios are ... More


Power In the Blood: The Medieval and the Modern in Nazi Anti-Semitism

David Biale

in Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253049
eISBN:
9780520934238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253049.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines three discourses of blood that reached a crescendo in Nazi anti-Semitism but had their origins in earlier cultural and political formations. Der Stürmer's gutter anti-Semitism ... More


From Blood Libel to Blood Community: Self-Defense and Self-Assertion in Modern Jewish Culture

David Biale

in Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253049
eISBN:
9780520934238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253049.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses some responses to the blood libel and then turns to the way Jews incorporated the language of blood into what became one of the main responses to modern anti-Semitism, namely, ... More


Pius XI and the Dictators, 1930–9

John Pollard

in The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199208562
eISBN:
9780191785580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208562.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Church History

After considering the significance of the appointment of Eugenio Pacelli as Secretary of State, this chapter focuses on Pius XI’s relations with the totalitarian dictatorships—Soviet Nazi and ... More


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