Published on 31 August 2015

The Oldest Hatred, by John Mann

Solid bricks in a wall against ignorance

Review by Marcus Dysch, published in the Jewish Chronicle August 28, 2015
John Mann is an unlikely candidate to lead the fight against antisemitism in Britain. A blunt-speaking Yorkshireman who sits on Labour's back benches, the Bassetlaw MP came to the cause a decade ago without any apparent prior qualification or motivation. He has subsequently become one of the country's foremost experts on the fight against Jew-hatred.
As chairman, for the past decade, of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism Mann has been in the front row as the issue has attracted greater interest across society and in the media. 
His book provides a user's guide to combating antisemitism in public arenas. And in that respect it is a useful tool, a collection of essays, policy papers and speeches from more than a century of fighting antisemitism. From Einstein to Chaplin, via Obama and Kennedy, Mann pulls together the contributions towards the subject of some great minds... Read more.