Traces the historical rationalizations of anti-Semitism to the fact that, in the centuries preceding the domination of industrial capitalism, Jews emerged as a “people-class” of merchants, moneylenders, and traders. Leon explains why the propertied rulers incite renewed Jew-hatred in the epoch of capitalism’s decline.
“As if his exemplary life wasn’t enough, with The Jewish Question Abram Leon left us a piece of work that is an honor to his intellect and honesty. I can’t emphasize how much I learned and enjoyed reading it.” —René González Sehwerert, Dec. 1, 2005 (René González Sehwerert is one of the “Cuban Five”—revolutionists from Cuba jailed in the U.S. on frameup charges of “espionage.”)
Introduction by the translator, Moisis Litsis, preface by the editors, biographical sketch of Abram Leon by Ernest Germain, bibliography, annotation, index