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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61–81.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Martin Blumenthal-Barby Metaphors, Hannah Arendt contends, link the unknowable with the knowable, the supersensuous with the sensuous—a carrying over or linguistic “transference” much in line with the Greek metapherein (to transfer). In her monumental The Origins of Totalitarianism , the unknowable...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Goldstücker's readings of Kafka and his understanding of his own life through his readings of Kafka. Goldstücker gradually came to frame his own past in terms borrowed from Kafka's Trial while interpreting Kafka's writings as a commentary on totalitarianism. A close reading of his memoir, written in exile...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
... politics under Nazi rule, Arendt’s political thought develops as a systematic critique and response to the histories of antisemitism, imperialism, and totalitarianism. After joining the Nazi Party in 1933, Schmitt endorsed the expulsion of Jewish intellectuals from Germany, celebrated the burning...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 145–168.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of bolshevism and fascism in the interwar era constituted ideas that gained a formative influence during the Cold War after 1945: a theory of totalitarianism, a concept of militant democracy, and Western European integration. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 liberalism Weimar Republic interwar...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
... interpreted both as a theory of the psyche and as a theory of society and, as for the latter alternative, as a theory of fascism and of social cohesion in general. Freud's definition of the mass seemingly serves as a definition of not only totalitarian rule, the protofascist order of the primal father...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 197–220.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Shmuel Lederman Abstract The article reexamines Hannah Arendt’s shift from “radical evil” in The Origins of Totalitarianism to “the banality of evil” in Eichmann in Jerusalem and subsequent writings. At the heart of this shift stands Arendt’s realization that she exaggerated the role of ideology...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 15–40.
Published: 01 February 2019
... exceptions to the legal status of refugees and migrants, thus enabling their exclusion from political life and the very laws that should protect them. Falling outside human rights law and the rights of refugees leads to the uncertainty of the pariah. 34. Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism , 295...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of Krystof Pomian, 6 the “invisible” dimension of history onto the “visibility” of the moral shock of their experience of the human catastrophes that accompanied the emergence of totalitarianism. The contrasting appraisals by Adorno and Arendt of Karl Marx’s philosophy of history give us direct access...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., and the aftermath of these movements in political life, public remembrance, and historiography. The article probes Rabinbach’s particular method and significant contributions to intellectual and cultural history. Copyright © 2021 by New German Critique, Inc. 2021 fascism antifascism totalitarianism Anson...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... In an observation reminiscent of a strand in Arendt’s writings from The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) to Crises of the Republic (1972), Gilles Deleuze writes in the second of his two volumes on cinema: “The modern fact is that we no longer believe in this world. . . . The link between man and the world...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 169–195.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., faced a similar threat of domestic subversion. Across the globe, antidemocratic and totalitarian movements, especially fas- cists, were exploiting democratic freedoms and institutions to overthrow them and establish aggressive tyrannies. Democratic regimes, however, had forgot- ten that rights...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... elaborates how totalitarianism as a whole, and the camps as the most consequential institution of totalitarian rule, realize the rationalization of reason with its ascetic hatred of life that has been, at least, the dynamic element of modernity.5 In a perfect totalitarian government, Arendt says...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
..., 332; English in original). In her Origins of Totalitarianism, in Eichmann in Jerusalem, and in the essay and lectures 15. Hannah Arendt, Responsibility and Judgment, ed. Jerome Kohn (New York: Schocken, 2003), 214. Hereafter cited as R. Michael...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Arendt, and Waldemar Gurian on the evolution of the popular theory of “totalitarianism,” which categorized National Socialism and Bolshevism under a common rubric of monstrosities and helped European and American politicians paint communism as a per- verse and diabolic ideology that had...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
... some of the sharpest criticism of the totalitarian state in twentieth-century literature. The gruesome police state that Orwell depicts is technologically advanced, which means that it keeps its people under control with the help of an all-seeing surveillance system of cameras and other moni...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
...,” in Weigel, “Poetics as a Presupposition of Philosophy,” 97 . 35. Hannah Arendt to Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, “Project: Totalitarian Elements in Marxism.” 34. Hannah Arendt to Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, “Project: Totalitarian Elements in Marxism.” 33. Hannah Arendt...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., she argues, “Rome’s political and spiritual heritage passed to the Christian Church.”5 As she states elsewhere, the church was a “body politic,” indeed an “authentically authoritarian institution,” to be typo- logically distinguished from both tyranny and totalitarianism.6 Of course...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2015
... as the works of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and Mu‘ammar Gadhafi are in style and ideology, the bibliocentric orientation of their regimes is something they have in common. In simplified, ideal-typical terms, we may speak of the book as the symbolic center of the totalitarian system...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
... by decolonization. Why did American social scientists find charisma a useful concept to think with? Like totalitarianism, another concept introduced primarily by German émigrés, charisma enabled social scientists to compare the era’s major political movements.8 Analysts used it to underscore the role...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in the Weimar era and the Nazi Party before and after 1933 redefined the meaning of modernity. Rather than refer to the liberal traditions of the democratic revolutions, the reactionary modernists defined totalitarian dictatorship and the absence of liberal democ- racy as the distinctively modern form...