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Dull and Deadly, by Robert Gore

We all knew them as kids: the ones whose homework was always done; who raised their hands; the teachers’ pets, student council, honor society, and prom committee; the valedictorian who gave the graduation speech as his parents beamed. 950 more words

Government

Hannah Arendt: destroying left political thought

Christina sent me this great quotation from William Pietz’s prescient article, ‘The “Postcolonialism” of Cold War Discourse’ (Social Text 19/20, 1988):

​This was The Origins of Totalitarianism by the reactionary political philosopher Hannah Arendt.

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Socialism

Theodor W. Adorno, "On The Fetish-Character In Music And Regression In Listening"

Duhamel calls the movie “a pastime for helots, a diversion for uneducated, wretched, worn-out creatures who are consumed by their worries. . ., a spectacle which requires no concentration and presupposes not intelligence .

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Music

The Jewish existential threat result of their own isolation

by Marivel Guzman

The inevitable is coming, The Zionists’ dream to create a ‘Jew State’ in Palestine, what they (Zionists) insist in calling their homeland has failed. 1,094 more words

Opinion Maker

George F. Will: Explaining Eichmann

Western reflection about human nature and the politics of the human condition began with the sunburst of ancient Greece 2,500 years ago, but lurched into a new phase 70 years ago with the liberation of the Nazi extermination camps. 1,030 more words

Full Comment

So much for Arendt’s ‘banality of evil’

‘This Adolf too was a Nazi piece of work’ Anna Heyward’s review of Bettina Stangneth’s Eichmann Before Jerusalem: the Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer, Trans., Ruth Martin, Scribe, 2014, The Weekend Australian Review, November 15-16, 2014… 706 more words

Philosophy

Slip Sliding

Slip sliding away

in Hannah Arendt’s Thinking:

My Mind has a Life.

Poetry