Social Discredit: Anti-Semitism, Social Credit, and the Jewish Response

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Feb 24, 2000 - History - 280 pages
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By examining Social Credit's anti-Semitic propaganda and the reaction of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Stingel details their mutual antagonism and explores why Congress was unable to stop Social Credit's blatant defamation. She argues that Congress's ineffective response was part of a broader problem in which passivity and a belief in "quiet diplomacy" undermined many of its efforts to combat intolerance. Stingel shows that both Social Credit and Congress changed considerably in the post-war period, as Social Credit abandoned its anti-Semitic trappings and Congress gradually adopted an assertive and pugnacious public relations philosophy that made it a champion of human rights in Canada. Social Discredit offers a fresh perspective on both the Social Credit movement and the Canadian Jewish Congress, substantively revising Social Credit historiography and providing a valuable addition to Canadian Jewish studies.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Social Credit and the Canadian Jewish Congress
8
Early Confrontations
32
Denials and Duplicity
56
A Worsening Climate
85
Hamlet without the Ghost
122
A Period of Watchful Waiting
152
Conclusion
187
Social Credit Career Sketches
193
Canadian Jewish Congress Career Sketches
203
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