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The Economist’s books of the year

The Economist, Dec 1, '2018.

 

The Economist best books of the year, under the History category, included Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History, by Steven Zipperstein.

"The pogrom in Kishinev in 1903 became a byword for anti-Semitic violence for Jews everywhere, its victims blamed variously for their passivity and for having resisted their attackers. The event roused Zionists and Jew-haters alike, and was instrumental in both the publication of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and the establishment (in New York) of the naacp. A gripping, scrupulous history of a seminal but mythologised atrocity."