All the right stereotypes

God knows one shies from fulfilling yet another stereotype by displaying any hint of paranoia, but one of the definitions of the American WASP's view of Jews as somehow "other", which was missing from Daniel Jeffreys' piece on anti-Semitism in the US ("No Jews on their golf courses", 23 August), is the routine depiction of Jews as hook-nosed, blank-eyed aliens, bearded, ear-locked and gaberdine-coated. Luckily this was the very image of Judaism picked for your cover illustration. When you next cover racism in Britain, can we look forward to images of rubber-lipped, goggly-eyed blacks and spindly, dhoti-wearing Indians?

John Diamond
London W12

This article first appeared in the 30 August 1999 issue of the New Statesman, Gordon Brown, the great feminist