This takes us back to the ongoing debate. But unless "anti-Semitic" is
defined, it is impossible to attribute. So those who think it only means
being personally hateful or having personally hateful attitudes use
friendship to deny it. Those who define it as participation in systems or
speaking in ways that afffirm systems that exclude or denigrate use the
language to reveal it. It is parallel monologues. It think we can only
discuss it if we define it.
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Pound had some Jewish friends, and he corresponded with them. That
doesn't make him any less anti-semitic. The hallmark of the anti-semite
for a century has been the claim, "Some of my best friends are Jews."