William F. Buckley Jr. once said, “In my own experience anti-Semitism is not a communicable disease.”
John B. Judis in his biography William F. Buckley Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives states that Buckley grew up with attitudes of Jewish hatred in his home. Later in life, Buckley learned that “anti-Semitism is not a communicable disease” through his own military experience and his revelation of the horrors of the Holocaust.
What a gift the late William F. Buckley was to the American people! Samuel Freedman, writing for The Jerusalem Post, has an interesting article titled, In the Diaspora: William F. Buckley and the Jews.Among other things, Freedman credits Buckley for purging American conservatism of anti-Semitism.
If you are a fan of Buckley and/or American conservatism or just curious, perhaps you’ll find this interesting. Take a peek here.