Monday 11 December 2017

Jews like myself not surprised by the Myers article - we've been hearing it for centuries

Journalist Kevin Myers
Journalist Kevin Myers

Daniel Sugarman

I remember it happening quite vividly. I was in a lecture theatre at university, waiting for a lesson to start, when I got into a conversation with an acquaintance of mine. The conversation turned towards finances, specifically student loans and tuition fees. The young man spoke about how he was looking forward to the latest instalment of his loan entering his bank account.

And then he ended with the following line: "Still, it's not a problem for your lot, is it? You've all got tons of money."

I didn't think of my fellow student as a bad person. But nonetheless, he had, quite casually, flung across an anti-Semitic trope.

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