Publications

Publications · 19. August 2022
Langer, A. (2022) “Dog-Whistle Politics as a Strategy of American Nationalists and Populists: Soros, the Rothschilds and Other Conspiracy Theories.” In Nationalism and Populism: Expressions of Fear or Political Strategies?, edited by Carsten Schapkow and Frank Jacob, pp. 157-187. De Gruyter. Full chapter available at https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110729740-008 Book abstract Nationalism was declared to be dead too early. A postnational age was announced, and liberalism claimed to have been...

Publications · 31. May 2022
Langer, A. (2022) "The Protestant Spirit of the Berlin Neutrality Law: An Old-New Kulturkampf against Religious Minorities in the Public Sphere." German Studies Review, 45(2), pp. 283-305. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/gsr.2022.0024 Abstract Berlin's neutrality law prohibits expressions of religious identities such as clothing in schools and other public realms. According to its wording, the law treats all religious communities equally. However, various religious systems regard the role of such...

Publications · 01. March 2022
Langer, A. (2022) “Deep state, child sacrifices and a ‘plandemic’: Antisemitic tropes in the online conspiracy collective QAnon.” In Antisemitism on Social Media, edited by Sabine von Mering and Monika Hübscher, pp. 18-34. Routledge. Abstract QAnon is a conspiracy collective detailing a supposed secret plot by the “deep state” against US President Donald Trump and his supporters. Their story began with a 2017 post on the anonymous imageboard 4chan by someone using the name Q,...

Publications · 21. June 2021
A. Langer, “Irish Nationalism as an Inspiration for American Zionists in the Early Twentieth Century: As Exemplified by Boston Lawyer Louis D. Brandeis’s Speeches and Writings.” Studi Irlandesi: A Journal of Irish Studies 11 (2021): 323-340. Abstract: At the turn of the twentieth century, in light of increasing antisemitism and assimilationism, a growing number of American Jews discovered Zionism as a tool of resistance. Boston lawyer and later Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis was...

Publications · 17. June 2021
Armin Langer, "Adapting to Protestant Norms and American Republicanism: Jewish Integration in the Late Colonial and Early United States Periods on the Example of New York Congregation Shearith Israel," Cadernos de Estudos Sefarditas 23 (2020): 47-68 Click here to access the article. Abstract The history of New York City’s Sephardic Jewish community Shearith Israel dates back to the year of 1654. For decades, the community lived in legal separation within a framework of the traditional Jewish...

Publications · 16. June 2021
Langer, A. (2021) “The Eternal George Soros: The Rise of an Antisemitic and Islamophobic Conspiracy Theory.” In Europe: A Continent of Conspiracies: Conspiracy Theories in and about Europe, edited by André Krouwel and Andreas Önnerfors, pp. 163-184. Routledge. Click here for more information on the edited volume. Abstract During the 2020 novel COVID-19 pandemic, Hungarian right-wing populists claimed that the spread of coronavirus is a result of U.S. American Jewish businessman and...