Monday, July 21, 2008

The End of the Jews

Leonard Lopate had a great interview with author Adam Mansbach on Mansbach's latest, The End of the Jews, which touches on themes of assimilation which have been central to my thinking lately. In particular, it's interesting how Mansbach notes that some (most? important? who knows?) art comes from fringes, from people who don't quite fit in, with Jewishness providing a plethora of ways -ethnic, religious, national- of not fitting in.

(Steve G, however, is correct that there is a damaging myth of Jewish domination in the slave trade made reference to in the interview and book.)

1 comment:

The Girl Detective said...

Ooh. I'll have to check out the book.