From the guy who brought you “Matilda” and “Willy Wonka”: When I interviewed him in 1983, Dahl was polite and not unfriendly. But he was a bigot.

THE NEW STATESMAN
Roald Dahl’s anti-Semitism was grotesque. I should know – I saw it first hand
by Michael Coren
October 8, 2021

…There seemed to be something visceral about his [Dahl’s] anger, something more personal and dark than anti-Zionism or empathy with the Palestinians. He’d written of “a race of people” – the Jews – who had “switched so rapidly from being much-pitied victims to barbarous murderers”, and that the US was “so utterly dominated by the great Jewish financial institutions” that “they dare not defy” Israel. Dahl: “There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity, maybe it’s a kind of lack of generosity towards non-Jews,” he carefully explained. “I mean, there’s always a reason why anti-anything crops up anywhere.” Pause. “Even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them for no reason.” READ MORE

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