Brian Klug

Brian Klug
Area of Specialisation:
B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy (University of London)
Ph.D. in Social Thought (University of Chicago)
Fellow, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Xavier University. Chicago
Hon. Fellow, Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton
Visiting Scholar, International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia, Adelaide (Summer 2012)
Associate editor, Patterns of Prejudice


  1. Being Jewish and Doing Justice: Bringing Argument to Life, Vallentine Mitchell, 2011
  2. Offence: The Jewish Case, Seagull Books, 2009
  3. A Time to Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity(co-edited with A. Karpf, J. Rose and B. Rosenbaum), Verso, 2008
  4. Children as Equals: Exploring the Rights of the Child (co-edited with Dr. K. Alaimo), University Press of America, 2002
  5. Ethics, Value and Reality: Selected Papers of Aurel Kolnai (co-edited with Dr. F. Dunlop), Athlone Press, 1977
  6. The Grading Game, NUS Publications, 1977
  7. A Question of Degree: Assorted Papers on Assessment (ed.), The Nuffield Foundation, 1976

Articles and Reviews (selected)

  1. 'Islamophobia: A Concept Comes of Age', Ethnicities, October 2012
  2. 'Interrogating "New Anti-Semitism"', Ethnic and Racial Studies, October 2012
  3. 'An Almost Unbearable Insecurity: Cameron's Munich Speech'. MnM Working Paper No. 6 (online), November 2011
  4. 'A People Apart?', Jewish Quarterly, Spring 2011
  5. 'Antisemitism in the Hall of Mirrors' (review of Denis MacShane, Globalising Hatred: The New Antisemitism), The Political Quarterly, October-December 2009
  6. 'A Plea for Distinctions: Disentangling Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism', Think (Royal Institute of Philosophy), Winter 2008
  7. 'Tricks of Memory: Auschwitz and the Question of Palestinian Terrorism', in Stephen Law (ed.), Israel, Palestine and Terror, Continuum, 2008
  8. 'Die Sicht auf Israel als "Jude der Welt"', in J. Bunzl and A. Senfft (eds.), ZwischenAntisemitismus und Islamophobie, VSA, 2008
  9. 'The State of Zionism', The Nation, June 2007 
  10. 'A Contradiction in "The New Europe"', in Matti Bunzl, Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Hatreds Old and New in Europe, University of Chicago Press, 2007
  11. Review of Signposts to the Messianic Age (by Rabbi Dr. John Rayner), in Manna, Spring 2006
  12. ‘In Search of Clarity’, Catalyst (Commission for Racial Equality), March 2006
  13. Review of Exploring the World of Human Practice: Readings in and about the Philosophy of Aurel Kolnai (ed. Z. Balazs & F. Dunlop) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Feb. 2006
  14. ‘Anti-semitism and the left’, Red Pepper, January 2006
  15. Review of We Europeans? Mass-Observation, ‘Race’ and British Identity in the Twentieth Century (by T. Kushner), in Journal of Jewish Studies, autumn 2005
  16. ‘Joffe’s Flight of Fantasy’, Foreign Policy, March/April 2005
  17. ‘Is Europe a lost cause? The European debate on antisemitism and the Middle East Conflict’, Patterns of Prejudice, March 2005
  18. ‘Marks of a Mindset – Seeing a Global War against the Jews’, Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte, 2005
  19. ‘The Other Balfour: Recalling the 1905 Aliens Act’, The Jewish Year Book, 2005
  20. 'The Myth of the New Anti-Semitism', The Nation, February 2004
  21. 'The Collective Jew: Israel and the New Antisemitism', Patterns of Prejudice, June 2003
  22. 'A Time to Speak Out: Rethinking Jewish Identity and Solidarity with Israel', Jewish Quarterly, winter 2003
  23. 'The Language of Race', Patterns of Prejudice, July 1999
  24. 'Thoreau's Word for Nature', The Personalist Forum, spring 1998
  25. 'Can We See a Moral Question about Animals?' in Animals on the Agenda, A. Linzey and D. Yamamoto (eds.), SCM Press, 1998
  26. 'Old Ghosts in the New World: Racism and Ethnicity in Contemporary America, Patterns of Prejudice, April-July, 1995
  27. 'Ritual Murmur: The Undercurrent of Protest against Religious Slaughter of Animals in Britain in the 1980s', Patterns of Prejudice, summer 1989
  28. 'Overkill: The Polemic against Ritual Slaughter', Jewish Quarterly, summer 1989
  29. 'Springtime in Chicago: A Pattern of Politics and Prejudice', Patterns of Prejudice, autumn 1988
  30. 'Lab Animals, Francis Bacon and the Culture of Science', Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture, winter 1983
  31. 'Language, Science and the Question of Farm Animal Abuse', Humane Education Journal, January 1983
  32. 'On Doing, Teaching and Studying Philosophy', Studies in Higher Education October 1979
  33. 'To Grade, or Not to Grade', Studies in Higher Education, October 1976

Currently working on Wittgenstein on culture and religion; 'race', racialisation and multiculturalism; Islamophobia and antisemitism; Jewish identity.