Abribat, Jean-Paul, 111; Maurice-David
Mattison and, 247 n. 24, 249 n. 32
acting, 3; American identity and, 7–9,
13, 29, 174, 176; of femininity, 194–
96, 198, 201, 265 n. 28; Jews and,
33, 87, 89, 91, 99, 155, 177; of mascu-
linity, 93, 98–99; Method, 119, 187,
204, 250 n. 48; minor roles and, 75,
79, 81, 93–95, 102, 241 n. 5, 242 n. 14,
244 n. 32; nonseriousness of, 47, 51,
176, 216, 222, 262–63 n. 38
Adorno, Theodor W., 17, 46, 161, 184,
204, 207, 215–16, 226, 233 nn. 44–45,
235 n. 70, 238 n. 4. See also Dia­lectic
of Enlightenment; Horkheimer, Max,
and Theodor W. Adorno
Agamben, Giorgio, Mea­ns without End,
24–25, 44–45, 254 n. 81
allegory, 124, 141, 167, 190–91, 217, 267
n. 44, 268 n. 59
Allen, Woody, 161, 166–67, 178, 181,
262–63 n. 38, 263–64 nn. 40–41
Althusser, Louis, 230 n. 18
Altman, Richard, 221; Mervyn Kaufman
and, 268–69 n. 65
American identity: Europeanness
vs., 11, 15; Left’s attempt to appropri-
ate, 7, 10, 263 n. 39; as performance,
19–20, 29, 57, 62, 65, 69, 95, 99,
186; xenophobia and, 14, 94, 124
Americanization of Jews, 52–53, 57–58,
176, 193, 217, 219–20, 224, 262 n. 34,
268 n. 59
Andersen, Thom, 229 n. 5, 237 n. 90,
243 n. 25
Anderson, Amanda, 224
anti-Semitism, 141, 237 n. 87, 239 n.
22, 240 n. 23; as anti-comic, 76–80;
as anticommunism, 5, 14–15, 56–58,
65, 74, 78, 98, 155, 158, 235 n. 66,
260 n. 9; as anti-intellectualism, 15,
45, 59; as anti-liberalism, 45, 73, 75;
as anti-mimeticism, 27–28, 33, 37,
92, 95–98, 114, 128, 212, 216, 226;
civilization and, 38; homophobia
and, 20, 75; Horkheimer and Adorno
on, 15, 47, 50–51, 55, 71, 248 n. 27,
249 n. 37; huac and, 3, 15, 65, 101,
232 n. 35, 266 n. 30; as imitation of
Jews, 13–14, 33, 36, 61–62, 82, 92, 114,
213, 240 n. 26; as Jew-envy, 58, 68,
70–71; sexual attraction to Jews and,
52–54, 56–57, 63, 238 nn. 5–6; state
and, 49, 223–25
appeasement: of huac, 2, 56; in mass
entertainment, 74–75, 81, 103, 183,
185, 243 n. 30; of resentment, 172;
sycophancy as, 21, 111
Arendt, Hannah, 11, 13, 24–25, 28, 31,
44, 235 n. 66, 245 n. 47
Arens, Richard, 195–98, 200, 203, 266
n. 30
Arnold, Matthew, 17
assassin, assassins: friendly witness as,
12–14, 111, 126, 243 n. 24, 247
n. 21, 247–48 n. 25; sycophant as, 39,
42, 73, 75, 82, 86, 104, 117, 119, 121,
128, 140–42, 144, 146, 170. See also
Assa­ssins, The
Assa­ssins, The, 126, 248 n. 25, 254 n. 78
assimilation, 17, 66, 112, 267 n. 44; as
appeasement, 19, 74, 81, 133; Arendt
on, 11, 13; cosmopolitanism and, 22,
43, 64; in Hollywood, 101, 103, 153,
191–93, 224, 245 n. 53; names and,
10, 72–73, 81, 89, 95, 133, 241
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