Conspiracy
(4,537 words)

Central motif in the modern ideology of antisemitism which explains world events as the result of alleged secretive machinations conducted out of sight by Jewish agents. It is a process of projective reduction which attempts to scale down the complexity of societal phenomena that are peculiar to the poorly understood experience of modernity. The idea of an all-controlling conspiracy at work behind the scenes can …

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Diner, Dan, “Conspiracy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 20 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0972>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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