(Learning from the Germans) [PDF NEW] Ã Susan Neiman


  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • Learning from the Germans
  • Susan Neiman
  • English
  • 21 June 2018
  • 9780374184469

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Summary Ä Learning from the Germans 100 Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Susan Neiman Susan Neiman Ì 0 Read & download A white woman who came of age in the civil rights era South and a Jewish woman who has spent much of her adult life in Berlin Working from this uniue perspective she combines philosophical reflection personal stories and interviews with both Americans and Germans who are grappling with the evils of their own national historiesThrough discussions with Germans including Jan Philipp Reemtsma who created the breakthrough Crimes of the Wehrmacht exhibit and Friedrich Schorlemmer the East German dissident preacher Neiman tells the story of the long and diffic. I ve read uite a bit about Germany but almost all of that was about the 12 years 1933 1945 I ve read much less about our Civil War Although my reading of history after those periods may be lacking I like to think I pay attention to the things that are going on around me So I ve had the sense that Germany has dealt with its past better than America has Germany didn t follow WWII by continued subjugation of Jews but America certainly continued to repress freed slaves and their descendants This book gives some insight into why that s the caseHistory they say is written by the victors That s clearly not always the case In Germany immediately after the war a common attitude of the Germans is that of victimhood Their cities had been bombed to rubble their sons brothers and fathers had been killed in combat and their country partitioned Seeing oneself as the victim in such circumstances is probably very easy That is the victimhood outweighs whatever sense of guilt or responsibili

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Summary Ä Learning from the Germans 100 Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Susan Neiman Susan Neiman Ì 0 Read & download As an increasingly polarized America fights over the legacy of racism Susan Neiman author of the contemporary philosophical classic Evil in Modern Thought asks what we can learn from the Germans about confronting the evils of the pastIn the wake of white nationalist attacks the ongoing debate over reparations and the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and the contested memories they evoke Susan Neiman's Learning from the Germans delivers an urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to terms with its historical wrongdoings Neiman is. This book contrasts Germany s response to the Holocaust with America s response to slavery and centuries of racial discrimination Note that comparative evil ie which is worse is not being compared Rather comparative redemption is investigated by seeing what steps have been taken in both countries to come to terms with the memory of unsavory past events This book describes the progress made by Germans in coming to terms with the legacy of the Holocaust The book then proceeds to suggest that steps taken by the Germans can be a lesson and guide to Americans as they deal with the legacy of slavery and the neo slavery that continued into the 1960sThe author Susan Neiman is in a uniue position to write this book A Jewish American she grew up in Atlanta Georgia and has lived in Germany for most of her adult and professional life and is director of Berlin s Einstein Forum The interviews and research for this book were collected over a three year period including

Summary Learning from the Germans

Summary Ä Learning from the Germans 100 Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Susan Neiman Susan Neiman Ì 0 Read & download Ult path Germans faced in their effort to atone for the crimes of the Holocaust In the United States she interviews James Meredith about his battle for euality in Mississippi and Bryan Stevenson about his monument to the victims of lynching as well as lesser known social justice activists in the South to provide a compelling picture of the work contemporary Americans are doing to confront our violent history In clear and gripping prose Neiman urges us to consider the nuanced forms that evil can assume so that we can recognize and avoid them in the future. If you are interested in effective responses to racism this book should be essential reading Neiman who grew up in the segregated US South but now lives in Berlin thoughtfully compares the ways in which Germany has done serious reflective historic political and yes reparations work to reckon with its anti Semitic past than the US has with its history of chattel slavery As a Jewish woman who experienced anti Semitic treatment in both the US and Germany she s able to speak to both structural injustice as well as the daily slights and the costs of all of them Of course she also talks about the spectacle of racism the meaning of monuments and public memory why the Charlottesville riots and Presidential responses to them are so damaging but substantively she demonstrates the ways in which Germany struggled to its political and economic engagement with its own history the debates around reparations for Holocaust survivors the ways in which ideology around WWII echoes Lost Cau


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    (Learning from the Germans) [PDF NEW] Ã Susan Neiman As long as there is a substantial amount of people who think that Robert E Lee should literally remain on a pedestal who proudly call those who fought to maintain the system of slavery rebels defending state rights and who say that the Native American genocide was manifest destiny it's not all that surprising that President Donald good peop

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    Summary Learning from the Germans (Learning from the Germans) [PDF NEW] Ã Susan Neiman Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Susan Neiman This book contrasts Germany’s response to the Holocaust with America’s response to slavery and centuries of racial discrimination Note that “comparative evil” ie which is worse is not being compared Rather “comparative redemption” is investigated by seeing what steps have been taken in both countries to come to terms with the memory of unsavory past events This book describes the progress made by Germans in coming to terms wi

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    Summary Learning from the Germans (Learning from the Germans) [PDF NEW] Ã Susan Neiman Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Susan Neiman “People voted for Hitler as they voted for Putin and Trump because they didn’t want to give up their own privilegesthe influence

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    (Learning from the Germans) [PDF NEW] Ã Susan Neiman We do not learn from statues Despite what some people might think statues do not come down from their pedestals a

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    (Learning from the Germans) [PDF NEW] Ã Susan Neiman I've read uite a bit about Germany but almost all of that was about the 12 years 1933 1945 I've read much less about our Civil War Although my reading of history after those periods may be lacking I like to think I pay attention to the things that are going on around me So I've had the sense that Germany has dealt with its past better than America has Germany didn't follow WWII by continued subjugation of Jews but America certai

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    (Learning from the Germans) [PDF NEW] Ã Susan Neiman Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Susan Neiman Susan Neiman Ì 0 Read & download Unlike so many of the books that I’ve read recently about America’s troubled history with race this one has been sitting in my ueue for some time and yet it seems so topical now What do we do with memory? Do we learn from an objective view of it? Do we construct a narrative of grievance or do we simply confront it? Those are uestions face

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    Susan Neiman Ì 0 Read & download Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Susan Neiman Summary Learning from the Germans When Tennessee’s Governor Bill Lee recently ordered a holiday to celebrate the memory of confederate general Nathan Bedford Forest a convicted war criminal who helped found the Ku Klux Klan the New York Times columnist Paul Krugman commented “the world would be horrified if Germany announced plans to start celebrating Erich von Manstein Day” Krugman’s point was to emphasize that to celebrate a racist past does not behoove a modern

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    Summary Learning from the Germans Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Susan Neiman Susan Neiman Ì 0 Read & download Earlier in the year when I read Susan Neiman's 2002 book Evil in Modern Thought I was taken with her insight into the nature of evil

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    (Learning from the Germans) [PDF NEW] Ã Susan Neiman Susan Neiman an American southern Jewish woman who lived many years in Berlin writes of the efforts made by post WWII Germans to accept the German peoples' role in the Holocaust apologize and learn from it She contrasts that with efforts by some southerners to preserve monuments to the Confederacy and perpetuate racism and white supremacy She spends several years in Mississippi at Ole Miss and at several centers working to tell the story

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