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Why The Daily Mail is not antisemitic

These pieces add up to a vicious slur on a dead man, but they are not antisemitic, and in these darkening times, we should not be too quick to cry wolf.

By David Herman  

Eric Hobsbawm, one of the friends Michael Burleigh quotes

What The Daily Mail wrote about Ralph Miliband was not antisemitic. Reading and re-reading Geoffrey Levy’s original article, the Mail’s editorial (“An evil legacy and why we won’t apologise”) and Michael Burleigh’s attack on “Stalin’s gulags and his Left-wing British apologists”, there is no overt antisemitism in any of them.

This is not to give The Daily Mail a clean pass. These articles are all offensive, sometimes misleading, even incorrect. There is no evidence…

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