Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again
Berthold Brecht, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
This is a superb lecture by Christopher Hitchens given on 3 March 2010 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in memory of the journalist Daniel Pearl who reported for The Wall Street Journal and was murdered on camera in Pakistan by the Taliban in 2002, aged 38.
Hitchens lectures on the history and effects of anti-Semitism with his usual wit and irony delivered in his grizzled Richard Burton tones. Watch out for that disturbing interview with Mel Gibson where the interviewer dares to mention his drunken anti-Semitic outburst.
Q & A
Tags: Albert Camus, anti-Semitism, Berthold Brecht, Burkle Center for International Relations, christopher hitchens, Daniel Pearl, Daniel Pearl Foundation, Mel Gibson, The Plague, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, UCLA, University of California Los Angeles, Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life