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Social Discredit: Anti-Semitism, Social Credit, and the Jewish Response Janine Stingel

Social Discredit: Anti-Semitism, Social Credit, and the Jewish Response

Janine Stingel

Published February 24th 2000
ISBN : 9780773520103
Hardcover
304 pages
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By examining Social Credits anti-Semitic propaganda and the reaction of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Stingel details their mutual antagonism and explores why Congress was unable to stop Social Credits blatant defamation. She argues that CongresssMoreBy examining Social Credits anti-Semitic propaganda and the reaction of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Stingel details their mutual antagonism and explores why Congress was unable to stop Social Credits blatant defamation. She argues that Congresss ineffective response was part of a broader problem in which passivity and a belief in quiet diplomacy undermined many of its efforts to combat intolerance. Stingel shows that both Social Credit and Congress changed considerably in the post-war period, as Social Credit abandoned its anti-Semitic trappings and Congress gradually adopted an assertive and pugnacious public relations philosophy that made it a champion of human rights in Canada. Social Discredit offers a fresh perspective on both the Social Credit movement and the Canadian Jewish Congress, substantively revising Social Credit historiography and providing a valuable addition to Canadian Jewish studies.