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Hitler the Artist and the Fatal Attraction of the Nazis

Fanaticism is, in part, a condition of being overpowered aesthetically.

George Kateb, Patriotism and other mistakes, 2006

Often the postwar transformation of memory took on strange forms, as in the appropriation by Mexicans of the Volkswagen Beetle, originally the Nazi “Strength Through Joy” car, as a national icon in the late 20th century; painted yellow, the… 1,202 more words


Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth

My holidays were, for the most part (that is, the reading part), was taken up with Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth by Gitta Sereny. If that sentence sounds like it was a laborious task, I did not mean it. 574 more words


Under My Nose the Whole Time

While I was visiting my parents recently I took a few minutes to look at the bookshelf in their living room. There is a section on sailing for dad and… 535 more words