Category: anti-Semitism

Stein on Zionism and Jewish Singularity

Posted by luno in Stein, anti-Semitism, Weininger (Monday May 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm)
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Notes on Barbara Will, “Gertrude Stein and Zionism.”
Will offers an insightful discussion of the 1920 Gertrude Stein text:

The Reverie of the Zionist
I know all about the war I have been in France ever since the peace. Remember what was said yesterday.
We can think and we know that we love our country so.
Can we believe that […]

The Jew in noble isolation

Posted by luno in Stein, anti-Semitism, Weininger (Sunday May 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm)
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Gertrude Stein wrote the twenty-five-page manuscript, “The Modern Jew Who Has Given Up the Faith of His Fathers Can Reasonably and Consistently Believe in Isolation,” while a student at Radcliffe in 1896. “The essay is distinctly occasional and reads like an early work. It is, nonetheless, one of the few known pieces in which Stein […]

“fathers are depressing”

Posted by luno in Stein, political philosophy, anti-Semitism, Weininger (Friday August 15, 2008 at 12:32 pm)
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Notes on Gertrude Stein and Adolf Hitler
In 1938 Gertrude Stein led a campaign to urge a Nobel Prize for Adolf Hitler. The story is disclosed by Gustave Hendrikksen, a former member of the Nobel committee. The committee, according to Hendrikksen, rejected the proposal: “politely but firmly, citing among their reasons the attitude of the Nazi […]

An “Attack on Jewdom,” or what?

Posted by luno in anti-Semitism, Weininger (Friday February 15, 2008 at 2:56 pm)
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Notes on Steven Beller, Vienna and The Jews 1867-1938: A Cultural History
Editor’s note: Rare praise from Luno for a writer on the subject of Otto Weininger. See related notes on Barbara Hamann and upcoming commentary on George Steiner and Elie Wiesel. (Featured in this post is one of Luno’s sermons to the profession of philosophy.)
Contrasting […]

On being criminal, Jewish, a woman, Woolf, Weininger, Wittgenstein, Rhees and Russia

Posted by luno in Woolf, misogyny, Marx, political philosophy, anti-Semitism, feminism, suicide, Wittgenstein, Weininger (Friday January 11, 2008 at 7:51 pm)
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Notes on Rush Rhees, “Postscript” (on Wittgenstein)
Editor’s note: Luno comments on Rush Rhees’ published recollections, a chief source for biographical understanding of certain perceived peculiarities of Wittgenstein’s makeup, specifically, his relationship to his Jewishness, to Otto Weininger, women, and politics. In the course of these notes, Luno offers one of his more remarkable summations of […]

Damned if we do…

Posted by luno in philosophy and sex, anti-Semitism, prostitution, female criminality, philosophical hatred, Weininger (Tuesday March 28, 2006 at 1:39 pm)
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Notes on: Edward J. Bristow, Prostitution and Prejudice: The Jewish Fight Against White Slavery 1870-1939

Hitler’s “favorite Jew”

Posted by luno in anti-Semitism, philosophical hatred, Moral Consciousness, Weininger (Monday March 27, 2006 at 2:30 pm)
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Notes on:
Brigitte Hamann, Hitler’s Vienna: A Dictator’s Apprenticeship
Of Weininger: “a profoundly unhappy man of great integrity who perished of his own philosophy.”
Weininger’s moral climate: Jews were associated with the “sexual permissiveness glorified by Viennese modernism.” [See “Damned if we do…” for more on why.]
They were thought of as uncreative and parasitical, ideas documented in Richard […]

Close and closer readings

Posted by iaia in anti-Semitism, Weininger (Sunday March 12, 2006 at 11:45 pm)
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Pulitizer prize winner, Walter Duranty was the chief New York Times correspondent in Stalinist Russia. His unparalleled access to Stalin’s inner circle was, it appears, purchased by a great deference to the man and a willingness to deny to millions of readers in the West the premeditated starvation of at least seven million in the […]

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