Join David Baddiel as he discusses his brilliant, incisive and very timely new book, Jews Don’t Count with writer and columnist Hadley Freeman.
In his unique combination of reasoning, polemic, personal experience and comedy, Baddiel traces the recent trend in mainstream and social media for campaigners of "liberation politics", who pointedly ignore the history of Antisemitism.
Unapologetically confronting this age-old racism in many unexpected places, Baddiel's profoundly important new book charts how, in the arena of identity politics there is a blind spot around one particular identity. In doing this, he ensures this text will make waves in cultural discourse as he shifts the conversation around Antisemitism.
David Baddiel is an author, comedian and screenwriter. He has written and performed in a series of highly successful TV comedy shows, including The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. He is the author of four novels as well as six books for children which have sold over 1 million copies. He lives in London.
Hadley Freeman is a columnist and writer for the Guardian. Her fourth book, House of Glass (2020) investigates her family’s secret history, taking in some of the most remarkable figures of 20th century cultural life. Her work has appeared in Vogue US and UK, New York magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and many other publications.
Praise for Jews Don’t Count:
'Few people in public life have David Baddiel's intellectual or cultural range, and in this new book he applies this wide learning to demonstrate, brilliantly and eloquently, how antisemitism is propounded in our national life in thousands of unthinking ways.' - Sathnam Sanghera
'...a bare-knuckle fist-fight of a book. It isn't that he punches low; it's that he knows how to defend himself when they do. A win by knockout - early in the third.' - Howard Jacobson
'David Baddiel is a brilliant thinker and writer. Even when I disagree with him--especially when I disagree with him - I feel profound gratitude for his intellectual and moral clarity. This is a brave and necessary book.' - Jonathan Safran Foer