Philip Slayton publishes Antisemitism: An Ancient Hatred in the Age of Identity Politics
Philip Slayton (1965, Jurisprudence) has recently released his newest book, Antisemitism: An Ancient Hatred in the Age of Identity Politics. This is his eighth book in a diverse roster that includes both fiction and non-fiction.
A lawyer by trade, Philip Slayton came to Exeter as a Rhodes Scholar. Upon graduating, he clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and taught at McGill University in Montreal before becoming the Dean of Law at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is an active Oxford and Exeter alumnus, having for example served as the President of the Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation.
Antisemitism: An Ancient Hatred in the Age of Identity Politics explores the experiences of Jews and the nature of antisemitism worldwide through both a historical and a contemporary lens. It has garnered critical praise from a number of authors. Tara Henley, for example, writes that “Philip Slayton is one of Canada’s boldest and most adventurous thinkers. In Antisemitism, he turns his talents to the subject of this ancient hatred, teasing out its many complex historical, political, cultural, religious, and regional threads, probing the current context of identitarianism—and proposing a path forward that’s both pragmatic and empathetic. Thought-provoking, nuanced, and fearless.”
Sutherland House published Antisemitism on 7 March 2023 in North America. It will be released in the UK on 20 April. Read more about Antisemitism: An Ancient Hatred in the Age of Identity Politics here.