As a tribute to the recently deceased Zeev Sternhell of blessed memory, this article brings out the coherence of his work as an historian. Z. Sternhell wanted to understand by which revolutionary ideological paths the European civilization nourished by the Enlightenment rocked in the first half of the twentieth century into barbarism. This article also intends to discern the place that Z. Sternhell gave to Antisemitism during this descent into Hell. It will end with an attempt to explain the motivations of the Israeli historian to write about socialist Zionism in the period before the establishment of the State of Israel in a book which was an exception in his entire work devoted to studying the origins and evolution of fascism in France under the Third Republic.
- Antisemitism -- History
- Historians -- Israel -- Attitudes
- Sternhell, Zeev
- Zionism -- History