Conversation with Bill Kristol.
Ruth Wisse on anti-Semitism, Jewish Politics, and Yiddish Literature.
The distinguished Harvard professor discusses Anti-Semitism, Jewish Politics, and What we can learn from Yiddish Literature. Click “Show more” to view all chapters. For more conversations, visit http://www.conversationswithbillkrist… Chapter 1 (00:15 – 34:28): What is anti-Semitism? Chapter 2 (34:28 – 45:50): The Politics of anti-Semitism Chapter 3 (45:50 – 56:04): Israel on Campus Chapter 4 (56:04 – 1:12:43): The University in Decline Chapter 5 (1:12:43 – 1:47:53): On Yiddish Literature Ruth Wisse is Research Professor of Yiddish and Comparative Literature at Harvard and a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Tikvah Fund. In this conversation, Kristol and Wisse discuss the politics of anti-Semitism, why Israel is under attack in our universities, and the study of Yiddish literature. Wisse explains the nature of modern anti-Semitism and why it is best understood as a political phenomenon. She also reflects on a lifetime of teaching Yiddish literature, and discusses why we should read its great works.