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A Polish sociologists view of Polish attitudes

Polish sociologist Ireneusz Krzeminski of the University of Warsaw explains current-day anti-Semitism in Poland in an interview with Kamila Baranowska. "Polish anti-Semitism is an aversion to symbolic 'Jews'. It is directed against other Poles who people accuse of not being 'really Polish'. So it tends to target politicians people don't like, rather than real Jews. What's more, today anti-Semitism can be considered an indication of a certain world-view. Aversion to Jews is linked to an aversion to all 'others' - Germans, the European Union, gays, feminists. That is a typically chauvinist mentality which includes a kind of xenophobia founded on an authoritarian psychological orientation. ... I assume that similar phenomena exist in Ukraine, as well as Lithuania or Latvia, and possibly also in countries whose history is by no means as strongly anti-Semitic, such as Hungary. In Slovakia, such a nationalist mobilisation has already been observed."


Re: A Polish sociologists view of Polish attitudes

Brits hate the French, symbolically of course. Especially the ones we don't like.