Reference Writers: Bernard Lazare


Bernard Lazare

Bernard Lazare


“To those who denounce the Jewish peril before you, respond by attacking capital, whatever kind it might be, Jewish or Christian. Capital without any qualifier. To those who enlist you to cry “Down with Israel!” answer “Down with Capital! Down with property!” and don’t go any further than that; don’t allow yourself to be distracted from your route by those who want to guide you into an impasse which will lead you to nothing. Finance, speculation, capital, property, in one word, all your enemies are not Jews, they are universal: they are Christian, Muslims, Buddhists. Be careful not to help them and to compromise the cause by unconsciously supporting theirs. They will laugh at you after you will have foolishly served them as an auxiliary, and they will profit from their victory to better enslave you. Au revoir, my dear Jean. If you have any more questions to ask me don’t hesitate. In the evening I have the time to answer you.” Anti-Semitism and Revolution, 1899



Jews and Israelites, 1890
Jewish Solidarity, 1890
On the Need for Intolerance, 1891
Antisemitism: Its History and Causes, 1894
Mikhail Bakunin, 1895
Necessity of the Revolution, 1896
How to Condemn an Innocent Man, 1898
Jewish Nationalism, 1898
Anti-Semitism and Revolution, 1899