Adjudicating Genocide: From the Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem to Irving v. Lipstadt in the High Court in London.
Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish Histroy and Holocaust Studies at Emory College spoke at the 2015 Wallenberg Tribute Lecture at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.
Gil Anidjar, Professor, Department of Religion & Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University
The notion of a 'founding murder' seems strange enough, yet it is a common enough motif. What is even more interesting is that -- contra Freud -- the ancient Greek and Hebrew stories posit a fratricide, rather than a patricide at the origin. I want to explore these two answers -- for it's all in the family, or so it seems -- to the question of murder. If time permits, I shall proceed to reflect on kinship and politics -- or kinship and violence, if there is a difference -- in the Western tradition.