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My Favorite Anti-Semite

More from our occasional series of tributes to writers, artists, philosophers, and others who hate us and to why we still find value in their work.

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Ty Cobb

He was the greatest and strangest of all ball players, a fierce competitor, and a hateful person


Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

The director’s films tackled the grandest questions in German culture and politics, before he turned his critical eye to the Jews


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Edith Wharton

There’s a barbarian at every gate


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H.P. Lovecraft

The 20th-century master of horror admired Hitler but married a Jew and hated ‘alien’ cultures but created some of the most memorable ones in literature



Gregor von Rezzori

Why the German-language writer and memoirist yearned for an era he never knew



Amiri Baraka

Kaddish for the late poet with a history of bigotry, from a poet with a feeling for jazz


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Frank Norris

The progressive-era novelist’s greedy, red-haired, Polish Jew, Zerkow, is the 20th century’s greatest golem



Rupert Brooke

Regardless of whether or not we should forgive our favorite artists for these sorts of opinions, one thing is clear: We definitely want to.


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Film, music, visual arts, and more.

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Asking questions about gender reveals its status as ideology—as the transformation of a particular, contingent interpretation of the world into an ostensibly natural fact about the world.

Blake Smith

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