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Hans Bethe and the Problem of “Jewish Genius” Hans Bethe and the Problem of “Jewish Genius”
Monday, October 15, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Few topics make Jews more uncomfortable than the question of “Jewish genius.”  While Jews happily point to the extraordinary scientific accomplishments of their co-religionists, discussion of the genetic or cultural basis of these achievements causes squirming and denials.
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