Tuesday 26 September 2017

Authors not anti-Semite

Sir -- Eoghan Harris is unjust in classing GKC and Hilaire Belloc as anti-Semites.

They considered Jewish financial power to be a threat, just as any true socialist would condemn capitalism but not denigrate business people collectively or as humans. Chesterton himself wrote that Hitlerite atrocities appalled him, condemned the Nuremberg Laws in 1935 and is recorded in London's Jewish Wiener Library as "not an enemy, and when the real testing time came along he showed what side he was on."

Colm O Tórna,

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