Jerry Muller: Capitalism and the Jews

Jerry Muller discusses the  historical relationship between capitalism and the Jewish people and explains why anti-capitalism and anti-Semitism have frequently been linked.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
8:30pm @ Central Library

Jerry Muller discusses his new book Capitalism and the Jews, a collection of four essays examining the historical relationship between capitalism and the Jewish people, on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Muller will explain why the Jewish experience with capitalism has been so important and complex, as well as ambivalent.

Drawing on economic, social, political, and intellectual history from medieval Europe through contemporary America and Israel, Capitalism and the Jews examines the ways in which thinking about capitalism and thinking about the Jews have gone hand in hand and why anti-capitalism and anti-Semitism have frequently been linked.

Copies of Capitalism and the Jews will be available for sale, and Muller will sign copies purchased during the event.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the events. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th & Baltimore.

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