Opinion Ignore the neo-Nazis. Benjamin Franklin Was No anti-Semite

For 80 years anti-Semites worldwide have celebrated a bare-faced forgery, 'Franklin's Prophecy,' as proof the founding father saw Jews as 'vampires' and 'a great danger for the United States.'

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The notion that Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790) was anti-Semitic first emerged some eighty years ago, in 1934, with the publication of a fraudulent and since then repeatedly discredited...