Thank you for your third letter, which adds new elements to our discussion. I will begin my response with your first point, what you call the “rational core” of antiSemitic passion.
In the two examples you give, the “rational” element is because the Jews comprise a group of people in the modern world—should I say a people?—particularly drawn toward democratic universalism in its political and philosophical form. There are multiple reasons for this, some relatively clear, others more mysterious. It is easier to understand why the Jews enthusiastically celebrated the egalitarian emancipation of individuals than to explain their exceptional contribution to the science or literature of Europe in the last two centuries. But the fact itself is incontestable and, as such, could be the object of rational examination in its various aspects even if the historical works devoted to this subject are still relatively rare.