The Rise of the RepubLikud Party

Barry Dredze
8 min readAug 13, 2020
Graffiti on Israel’s “security fence” (Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Ever since the Gospels proclaimed that “the Jews answered in one voice, ‘Give us Barabbas”’ (John, 18:40), antisemitism has essentially and ultimately been a conspiracy theory. But it wasn’t until 1879 when an Austrian named Wilhelm Marr coined the precise term. And it caught on:

“In 1879 German journalist Wilhelm Marr published a pamphlet, Der Sieg des Judenthums über das Germanenthum. Vom nicht

Barry Dredze

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