Eichmann In Jerusalem

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101007167
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The controversial journalistic analysis of the mentality that fostered the Holocaust, from the author of The Origins of Totalitarianism Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt’s postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative—an unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century.

Quentin Tarantino S Inglourious Basterds

Author: Robert von Dassanowsky
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441138692
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A wide-ranging study of Tarantino's controversial 2009 film, written by a luminous line-up of international scholars.

The Anthem Companion To Hannah Arendt

Author: Peter Baehr
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 178308183X
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The Anthem Companion to Hannah Arendt offers a unique collection of essays on one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers. The companion encompasses Arendt’s most salient arguments and major works – The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution and The Life of the Mind. The volume also examines Arendt’s intellectual relationships with Max Weber, Karl Mannheim and other key social scientists. Although written principally for students new to Arendt’s work, The Anthem Companion to Hannah Arendt also engages the most avid Arendt scholar.

Jewish Resistance Against The Nazis

Author: Patrick Henry
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813225892
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This volume puts to rest the myth that the Jews went passively to the slaughter like sheep. Indeed Jews resisted in every Nazi-occupied country - in the forests, the ghettos, and the concentration camps.The essays presented here consider Jewish resistance to be resistance by Jewish persons in specifically Jewish groups, or by Jewish persons working within non-Jewish organizations. Resistance could be armed revolt; flight; the rescue of targeted individuals by concealment in non-Jewish homes, farms, and institutions; or by the smuggling of Jews into countries where Jews were not objects of Nazi persecution. Other forms of resistance include every act that Jewish people carried out to fight against the dehumanizing agenda of the Nazis - acts such as smuggling food, clothing, and medicine into the ghettos, putting on plays, reading poetry, organizing orchestras and art exhibits, forming schools, leaving diaries, and praying. These attempts to remain physically, intellectually, culturally, morally, and theologically alive constituted resistance to Nazi oppression, which was designed to demolish individuals, destroy their soul, and obliterate their desire to live.

Theory Aesthetics And Politics In The Francophone World

Author: Rajeshwari S. Vallury
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498570399
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This book reevaluates the historical, political, and artistic legacies of twentieth-century France and the French-speaking world, proposing new formulations of the relationships between fiction, aesthetics, and politics for the present century.

Hombres En Tiempos De Oscuridad

Author: Hannah Arendt
Publisher: Editorial GEDISA
ISBN: 8497842154
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Las figuras sobre las que Hannah Arendt reflexiona en este libro tienen en común tan sólo la época que les tocó vivir. ¿Cuáles fueron las respuestas de Karl Jaspers, Juan XXIII, Isak Dinesen, Walter Benjamin, Hermann Broch o Bertolt Brecht, entre otros, a las condiciones externas del mundo durante la primera mitad del siglo xx, con sus catástrofes políticas, sus desastres morales y su sorprendente desarrollo en las artes y las ciencias?. Hannah Arendt se acerca a estos bien conocidos personajes guiándose por su concepción filosófica acerca de lo que puede y debe saber un ser humano. No hay que hurgar en las intimidades de las personas para captar los rasgos que los hacen únicos e inmortales. Con una excepcional capacidad de percepción de las cualidades humanas más inconfundibles y profundas, Arendt señala su manera de estar presentes en el mundo, de mostrarse a la luz pública, ya sea en sus obras o sus actos. Nos muestra con precisión y sin eufemismos en qué medida estas figuras lucharon, se tambalearon y tropezaron debido a sus circunstancias y su demonio particular, para ser, después de todo y a veces a pesar de ellos, fieles a sí mismos y a sus aspiraciones más profundas.

The Catholic Church And Argentina S Dirty War

Author: Gustavo Morello SJ
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190273003
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On August 3rd, 1976, in Córdoba, Argentina's second largest city, Fr. James Week and five seminarians from the Missionaries of La Salette were kidnapped. A mob burst into the house they shared, claiming to be police looking for "subversive fighters." The seminarians were jailed and tortured for two months before eventually being exiled to the United States. The perpetrators were part of the Argentine military government that took power under President General Jorge Videla in 1976, ostensibly to fight Communism in the name of Christian Civilization. Videla claimed to lead a Catholic government, yet the government killed and persecuted many Catholics as part of Argentina's infamous Dirty War. Critics claim that the Church did nothing to alleviate the situation, even serving as an accomplice to the dictators. Leaders of the Church have claimed they did not fully know what was going on, and that they tried to help when they could. Gustavo Morello draws on interviews with victims of forced disappearance, documents from the state and the Church, field observation, and participant observation in order to provide a deeper view of the relationship between Catholicism and state terrorism during Argentina's Dirty War. Morello uses the case of the seminarians to explore the complex relationship between Catholic faith and political violence during the Dirty War-a relationship that has received renewed attention since Argentina's own Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Unlike in countries such as Chile and Brazil, Argentina's political violence was seen as an acceptable tool in propagating political involvement; both the guerrillas and the military government were able to gain popular support. Morello examines how the Argentine government deployed a discourse of Catholicism to justify the violence that it imposed on Catholics and how the official Catholic hierarchy in Argentina rationalized their silence in the face of this violence. Most interestingly, Morello investigates how Catholic victims of state violence and their supporters understood their own faith in this complicated context: what it meant to be Catholic under Argentina's dictatorship.

Heart Of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613688
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In a novella which remains highly controversial to this day, Conrad explores the relations between Africa and Europe. On the surface, this is a horrifying tale of colonial exploitation. The narrator, Marlowe journeys on business deep into the heart of Africa. But there he encounters Kurtz, an idealist apparently crazed and depraved by his power over the natives, and the meeting prompts Marlowe to reflect on the darkness at the heart of all men. This short but complex and often ambiguous story, which has been the basis of several films and plays, continues to provoke interpretation and discussion. Heart of Darkness grew out of a journey Joseph Conrad took up the Congo River; the verisimilitude that the great novelist thereby brought to his most famous tale everywhere enhances its dense and shattering power. Apparently a sailor’s yarn, it is in fact a grim parody of the adventure story, in which the narrator, Marlow, travels deep into the heart of the Congo where he encounters the crazed idealist Kurtz and discovers that the relative values of the civilized and the primitive are not what they seem. Heart of Darkness is a model of economic storytelling, an indictment of the inner and outer turmoil caused by the European imperial misadventure, and a piercing account of the fragility of the human soul.

Penguin Classics

Author: Penguin (Firm)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780147715975
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Movies And The Meaning Of Life

Author: Kimberly A. Blessing
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698746
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"The meaning of life is the most urgent of questions," said the existentiallist thinker Albert Camus. And no less a philosopher than Woody Allen has wondered:"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?" "Movies and the Meaning of Life" looks at popular and cult movies, examining their assumptions and insights on meaning-of-life questions: What is reality and how can I know it? (The Truman Show, Contact, Waking Life); How do I find myself and my true identity? (Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Memento); How do I find meaning from my interactions with others? (Pulp Fiction, Shadowlands, Chasing Amy); What is the chief purpose in life? (American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day).