Antisemitism On Campus

Father Charles Coughlin, a Canadian Catholic priest who worked at a church in Michigan, was a virulent anti-Semite who, throughout the 1930s, was one of the most powerful and dangerous people in our country. Following Kristallnacht, which we just marked earlier this month, Coughlin defended the Nazi violence against the Jews. He explained that this violence was justified retaliation for the persecution of Christians by the Soviets. 83 years ago tomorrow, Coughlin spoke to the millions of listeners who tuned in to his weekly radio program and heard him say that the “communistic government of Russia…the Lenins and Trotskys,…atheistic Jews and Gentiles” had killed more than 20 million Christians and had stolen “40 billion [dollars]…of Christian property.” Sadly, while many think this type of hatred directed at us is long gone, it is still very much alive. Shockingly, some of the worst antisemitism in our country is taking place on our college campuses,…