, PhD is a Jewish historian most known for his popular book Esau's Tears: Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews
. Robert Wistrich
, writing in Commentary
, fiercely denounced the book, and the Washington Times
also gave a negative review. One major criticism was that in describing Jewish history in Russia, it failed to mention the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
. Kevin B. MacDonald
, however, used the book for his scholarship. Norman Ravitch
also praised his work. Another scholar compared him to Jewish historian Jacob Katz
, a comparison Wistrich furiously rejected.
Another book of his is The Jew Accused: Three Anti-Semitic Affairs (Dreyfus, Beilis, Frank), 1894-1915.
He is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara and teaches a course titled "Anti-Semite and Jew in Modern Europe and America, 1870 to Present".
Lindemann has written for The American Conservative.