Patrick Hatcher, Ph.D., Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center, will moderate.
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|Delphin Enjolras. Evening Reading|
|Out of the ashes came a very different Wagner & a very different history?|
The intentionalist school is made up of those who are convinced that the Nazis/Hitler "intended" to kill the Jews at some relatively early point in time (here historians may differ as to exactly when that point was reached) and that he proceeded along the road to Auschwitz in a carefully planned and premeditated fashion.The further back the time the point at which the premeditated plan for genocide is posited as having been hatched, the more extreme the intentionalism. When this plan for genocide predates Hitler, who is claimed to have reached the point of genocidal operatic anti-Semitism as a schoolboy, then we are dealing with a form of radical intentionalism far too extreme for any genuine scholar to take seriously.
|The structural-functionalist school debunked the command-response (also prophet-disciple) paradigm|
of a Leader in masterful command of the Reich's minions, and replaced it with a messy polycratic jungle
in which ad hoc decisions were improvised by those "working towards the Führer", anticipating
what they assumed would be approved action, thus inadvertently engendering a "cumulative radicalisation".
There is, say, a straight line running “Luther-Bismarck-Hitler”, or rather “Darwin-Nietzsche-Hitler”. Unsurprisingly these facile characterizations correspond to contemporary culture wars...
|A Wagnerian on Facebook. Not Wotan's Ravens but close?|
Miri Regev: "Look! I'm telling you! Its True! Elvis is alive.
He works in this fish 'an chip shop in Scunthorpe."
|From carl Jung's "Red Book"|