Mitchell Cohen

is professor of political theory at the City University of New York and co-editor ofDISSENTmagazine.


Auto-Emancipation and anti-Semitism

Homage to Bernard Lazare

To Mitchell Cohen, emancipation is more than just a transfer from one state or society to another. It is defined by the world you leave behind and the world you enter, and your status in both places. To understand the Jewish experience of emancipation, one must try to understand both the individual’s transformation and the reaction of the larger receiving group.

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