The American Enterprise

Europe's latest export.(antisemitism)

For years, Americans have consumed fashions, expensive cars, and fancy foods from Europe. But the latest export from the old continent won't be nearly as tasty. It's left-wing anti-Semitism.

Over the past decade, Americans have noticed the rise of harsh new anti-Jewish statements and actions in Europe. Once largely the province of proto-fascists, these views are now boiling out of Europe's left-wing establishment. The editor of the major French paper Le Monde recently described Jews as "a contemptuous people taking satisfaction in humiliating others." Similar sentiments are commonplace in left-wing dailies like Madrid's El Pals. The left-leaning British Guardian ran a cartoon of Ariel Sharon eating a Palestinian child, and the drawing was awarded first prize in the annual contest of the U. …

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