At last! The book's in with the publishers and I am free again (well nearly... I have a rather large mountain of work on my desk to clear). Time at last to get into blogging again as the week progresses.
In the meantime, I've been reading a comment in the Daily Telegraph by Charles Moore concerning the remergence of anti-Semitism in Britain. Moore makes the observation that in Europe anti-Semitism has traditionally been fuelled by fear, while in Britain it is motivated by contempt. I'm not sure the extent to which that is true any longer. For example, the rise of Muslim anti-Semitism in cities such as Malmo, Sweden, is driven by hate as anything (or perhaps it is fear-driven, not so much fear of Jews as of extreme Islam, so that anti-Semitism remains unchallenged). But I think I do agree with Charles Moore that in Britain anti-Semitism is driven by contempt. You only need to read through some of the many comments posted on the Daily Telegraph website to see that indeed this is the case.