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Aidan Beatty is a historian of Irish and Jewish history, with interests in race, gender and capitalism. He teaches at the Honors College of the University of Pittsburgh
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The Jewishness of a Very Palestinian Intellectual

Aidan Joseph Beatty reviews a new biography of Edward Said. At the very start of the current millennium, in the decade-long interregnum after the end of the Cold War and before the War on Terror, Edward Said, by then the most commanding voice for Palestinian causes in the West, informed the vaguely centrist Israeli journalist […]

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Sexual Fantasy and Antisemitism

In a continuation of our series on Jews & Sex, Aidan Joseph Beatty argues how antisemitism is often a deeply pleasurable, even erotic, experience for the antisemite. In January 1904, a relatively young Irish Catholic priest named John Creagh began a campaign of intimidation against the small Jewish community in Limerick. Using his religious pulpit, […]

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