Posts Tagged ‘ Holocaust ’

Zeitgeist Spam: Think of Trump and those who support him when you read this: reposted from the New Inquiry

AMIDST a string of pat introductory reflections to his recent book, Hitler’s American Model, which tracks the influence of American race law on the drafting of the Nazi Nuremberg Laws, James Q. Whitman makes one that is revealing. The crimes of the Nazis, he writes, are the “nefandum,” a Latin word that denotes the unsayable, by which he means unfathomably evil. According to Whitman, the function of this unsayability is the maintenance of a “dark star”—his image, not mine—against which modern liberal democracies orient their own actions and histories. The point of Hitler’s American Model, then, is to bring the very often spoken horrors of the Holocaust—in this case the legal apparatus that enabled a genocidal state—into contact with the also unsayable, and surely less said, international influence of United States race laws.

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: Think of Trump and those who support him when you read this: reposted from the New Inquiry

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Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » Immersive Exhibit “Arcades” Brings Walter Benjamin Back to Life -2017

 

 

 

On Truth
Nothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help. – Walter Benjamin

Source: Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » Immersive Exhibit “Arcades” Brings Walter Benjamin Back to Life -2017

Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language – An Interview with Pierre Joris

Paul Celan

Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language – An Interview with Pierre Joris.

November 9, 1938: Kristallnacht – German pogrom of 1938

Gratitude to Anny Ballardini, poet, editor, and publisher, for sharing this video ~

A Story from Lacan’s Practice

What the human hand can do ~ a kindness remembered long after cruelty, part of the analysis itself, an act of humanity towards humanity.  Thank you to Gregory Laynor. ~ Donna Fleischer

‘Shoah’ Director Claude Lanzmann / Der Spiegel

Dinner in Paris with French existentialist author Jean-Paul Sartre and the writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, with whom Lanzmann had a long-lasting affair.

Claude Lanzmann on Der Spiegel