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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 141–169.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Men in Dark Times , and The Life of the Mind . Many who discuss her account of forgiveness fail to adequately consider the distinctions and assertions that Arendt makes in her political theory. This article thus challenges a propensity in critical literature...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... forgiveness ‘moral and metaphysical’ notions of guilt to the private sphere, while criminal and political guilt alone remain public matters. The separation of German guilt into two distinct spheres, moral/metaphysical and criminal/political, gave tacit support to the so-called silent...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 155–178.
Published: 01 February 2023
...@ufl.edu Copyright © 2023 by New German Critique, Inc. 2023 Jean Améry Frantz Fanon Holocaust resentment memory politics At the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, around April 2020, Germany was doing very well by comparison, and a lot of the credit was given...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... action by giving it an end to pursue and justify action by appeal to the intrinsic goodness or value of the end.” 10 The consequentialist approach to memory assumes that memory has at least some potential to generate better self-awareness for individuals and a better political future for groups...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and exclusion. Habermas's recent efforts to redeem the contents of religious traditions within his secular moral-political proceduralism revive an aspect of his early work that draws on Hegel's politico-religious idea that the violent reparation of social disunity manifests the “causality of fate.” A critical...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... their narrative impulse follows an aesthetic, political, and feminist strategy aimed at resuscitating a modern mode of subjectivity. With this model of subjectivity, Richter optimistically gestures toward an open public sphere beyond the public sphere that has been compromised and marred by terrorism. A reading...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 145–165.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-political language. Mitscherlich was also an effective public intellectual, serving as “the conscience of the nation,” a “gentle repentance-preacher.” Precisely what worked so well in the West German context was, however, anathema in America. This article explores the reasons for the depoliticized version...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 115–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
...): 57–63; and Gabriele Schwab, “Haunting Legacies: Trauma in Children of Perpetrators,” Postcolonial Studies: Culture, Politics, Economy 7 (2004): 177–95. 7. Some examples of this literature are Niklas Frank, Der Vater: Eine Abrechnung (Bielefeld: Bertelsmann, 1987); Christoph Meckel, Suchbild...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
... rereading might persuade them instead to accept Arendt’s demand for forgiveness, not out of sentimentality but out of the realization that the future as an ocean of uncertainty requires both the efforts to keep one’s pledge to a political project and the willingness to keep reassessing and reevaluating...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Browning’s work on the circumstances and mechanisms of individual and group psychology that turn “ordinary men” into mass murderers. Browning also justifies the study of perpetrators: “Explaining is not excusing; understanding is not forgiving. Not trying to understand the perpetrators in human terms would...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 97–128.
Published: 01 November 2018
... work provoked by Zemach’s translation, the article examines the question of the implied ties between translation and reconciliation and the particular political, moral, and religious challenges raised by putting Heidegger’s philosophy into Hebrew, the holy language. The phrase mazkirin u-mesachkin...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 197–220.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in motivating ordinary people to become mass murderers. Instead, political conformity—namely, self-adjustment to the ruling political order simply because it is the ruling order—becomes Arendt’s main explanation for the participation of “ordinary people” in the Nazi mass murder. This shift in Arendt’s...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 1–8.
Published: 01 November 2014
... The letter was polite, but its putative author observed that the Germans still felt as though the world had done them an injustice, that they still harbored hostility toward the Jews, and that there was a risk that they would in the future be willing to follow “a Hitler or Stalin.”8 The letter...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 159–178.
Published: 01 November 2014
... was possible. The scene introduces the Holocaust as the “blind spot” in Junge’s private experi- ence, which at the time was brought about by her lack of political awareness. In addition, it suggests that in addressing a biographical record set during the Third Reich, the question “How could it happen...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Boaz Neumann While the Nazi politics of the body have been studied at length, the historiographical literature has largely failed to address the role of the Volkskörper , or the German people's body, in the Nazi worldview. As I attempt to explain, it was not the individual bodies of Germans...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 45–60.
Published: 01 November 2007
... interpretation of historical events.”1 As Ulrich Gregor and Enno Patalas conclude, “Instead of providing any insight into political failure and personal guilt, forgiving and forgetting are the order of the day.”2 Staudte’s black-and-white fi lm is aesthetically closer to American fi lm noir than...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 87–100.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and political consent. Indeed, Schlöndorff’s fears about the tim- ing of his fi lm’s release reveal misgivings about the public’s capacity to distin- guish between the staging and the staged, between the role and the historical fi gure, or between (fi lm) image and reality, or at least about the public’s...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
... shaping the ideological expectations of these protagonists and their author. Drawing on Hannah Arendt’s reflections on the future’s unpredictability and the function of promise and forgiveness in her theory of political action, Evers argues for a second, future-oriented pedagogical dimension at work...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... widely known today for his lectures on Paul’s Letter to the Romans. These lectures, delivered one month before Taubes’s death, were transcribed and published under the title Die politische Theologie des Paulus (The Political Theology of Paul).1 Besides the title’s allusion to the 1922 essay...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 179–197.
Published: 01 November 2014
... return to Germany needs to be analyzed from a broader perspective of population movement in the West (taking into account cultural trends such as the “Berlin craze This article, however, is concerned less with demographic and political trajecto- ries as such than with their cultural reflections...