Out of Step is a highly controversial book that starts with the story of a senior opposition politician in South Africa. It deals with his early opposition to apartheid and his later political career, leading up to his confrontation with the shocking antisemitism at the World Conference against Racism held in Durban in September 2001.
A deeply conscious Jew, Bloom stresses the historical lesson, that what starts with Jews, does not end with Jews, and he links this to the atrocities of September 11 and the suicide bombings of Islamic extremists. This is a profound work that shatters the myths of politically correct intellectuals. The book warns that the "war on terror" needs to be fought as a war against radical Islam.