It is one thing to mourn the losses inflicted on Humanity
over the centuries by the murderous incarnations of anti-Semitism from a
depressive position. It is a totally different thing to adopt a melancholic stance
to history and to counter anti-Semitism from the same paranoid position in
which the Anti-Semite himself is so desperately entrenched.
The paper suggests that anti-Semitism above and beyond its immediate social-political context, could be interpolated as an archaic trans-historical vehicle by which the unconscious mind, like the dream, is revealing itself to the subject.
paper read at the annual meeting of the European Psychoanalytic Federation in Berlin March 2016