Jerry Z. Muller


On his book Capitalism and the Jews

Cover Interview of June 13, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“How the history of capitalism and the history of the Jews have been interlinked.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Even today, some Jews regard the public discussion of Jews and capitalism as intrinsically impolitic, as if conspiratorial fantasies about Jews and money can be eliminated by prudent silence.”

On the second:

“Jews have been among the most articulate defenders of capitalism as well as among its most vociferous critics.”