Dr. Kenneth Levin

Kenneth Levin is a psychiatrist and historian and author of The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People under Siege (Hanover, NH: Smith & Kraus, 2005).

Publications by Dr. Kenneth Levin

Diaspora Jews Embracing the Indictments of Their Enemies

Jews embracing as truth the indictments of their enemies has been a fixture of Jewish life throughout the history of the Diaspora. It became even more widespread with the weakening of Jewish communal institutions in recent centuries in the context of the emergence of modern nation-states. Segments of populations under chronic siege commonly take to heart the indictments of their besiegers, however bigoted and outrageous. Read More »

Kenneth Levin on The Jewish Divide over Israel: Accusers and Defenders

Dissecting Jewish Demonization of Israel
The Jewish Divide over Israel: Accusers and Defenders, edited by Edward Alexander and Paul Bogdanor, Transaction Publishers, 2006, 283 pp.
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The Psychology of Populations under Chronic Siege

Segments of populations under chronic siege commonly embrace the indictments of the besiegers, however bigoted and outrageous. They hope that by doing so and reforming accordingly they can assuage the hostility of their tormenters and win relief. This has been an element of the Jewish response to anti-Semitism throughout the history of the Diaspora. Read More »