Jews Don't Count by David Baddiel

Published October 23, 2021

Jews Don't Count by David Baddiel

Book info

  • Title Jews Don't Count
  • Author David Baddiel
  • Year 2021
  • Genre Non-fiction

Jews Don’t Count is a book for people who consider themselves on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you. It is the comedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of close reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes, Baddiel argues that those who think of themselves as on the right side of history have often ignored the history of anti-Semitism. He outlines why and how, in a time of intensely heightened awareness of minorities, Jews don’t count as a real minority: and why they should.


This book wouldn’t usually be in my field of vision but I saw a lot of people saying how good it was on Twitter and wanted to check in. It’s a short manifesto of a problem that I, because of my privilege, didn’t really know was a thing… which is exactly the problem being highlighted. The most eye-opening thing for me was the double standards - being considered both too powerful and too low-cast for compassion. A swift but important read.

Rating: 3 / 5

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