To deny the existence of an evil is not to destroy, but to intrench it. This is essentially true of anti-Semitism in America- an evil often denied or ignored, yet which incontrovertibly exists today. Hence, when formulating the subject of the Essay Contest on which this symposium is based, the editors Of OPINION invited consideration, not of whether anti,Semitism exists, but of how to combat it. They held that the time had passed for polite reticence and passive optimism ; that like other prejudices, anti-Semitism would never be eliminated in the United States until it had been openly exposed; and that this could best be done by public discussion of ways and means by which to end it.

How To Combat Anti-Semitism In America-Symposium-1937