DAVID MAMET BOOK ON JEWS

November 2, 2006 at 11:37 pm | Posted in Books, Globalization, History, Israel, Judaica, Zionism | Leave a comment

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THE WICKED SON:

Anti-Semitism, Self-hatred, and the Jews

(Jewish Encounters Series)

by DAVID MAMET

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The world hates the Jews. The world always has and will continue to do so.” So
says celebrated playwright and novelist Mamet in this new entry in the Jewish
Encounters
series, as he sets his sights on both anti-Semites and apostate Jews, whom
he refers to as “the Wicked Sons.”

Mamet marshals his passion and mastery of language to argue that only religious
observance is an authentic, non-self-hating expression of Judaism. Organizing that
argument coherently, however, doesn’t seem to be a priority, as he moves from discussions
of the State of Israel to excoriations of assimilated Jews and contemporary culture and
back with no apparent order. The tone is that of the condescending expert: alternately
Talmudic scholar, academic, psychoanalyst and anthropologist. But nowhere is Mamet’s
expertise proven; he provides no source materials to back up his pronouncements on
everything from Santa Claus to gun control to religious observance.
The implication of this bombastic text seems to be that anyone who
disagrees is a coward, an anti-Semite or a self-hating Jew. (Oct.)

From Booklist
Mamet, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and filmmaker, has written a rather confusing
but very provocative analysis of what is often called the “longest hatred” and
its effects on Jews. Those unfamiliar with the often-oblique dialogue that characterizes
Mamet’s fiction will probably find wading through his language frustrating. His repeated
allusions to the Bible and other literary sources are strained, and he paints with too
broad a brush (“the world hates Jews”). If one can
cut through the fog and tolerate his generalizations, it is evident that Mamet is on to
something, particularly in his views on the apparent increase in Jewish disdain for and
rejection of their own culture. He ties Jewish self-hatred to anti-Semitism, asserting
that the victims eventually wonder if they somehow “deserve” the opprobrium
heaped on them. So called “emancipated” Jews may try to cleanse themselves of
racial taint by disparaging “Jewish” traits. Of course, Mamet finds the worst
manifestations of this self-hatred in those Jews who seem to delight in attacking the very
existence of Israel. In Mamet’s view, they absurdly condemn Jewish passivity during the
Holocaust and condemn Jewish aggressiveness in defending the State of Israel. This isn’t
an easy book to read, and it will likely outrage many Jews and non-Jews, but Mamet’s
blunt, passionate assertions have to be seriously considered.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken (October 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0805242074

NAEEM HOLDING: EGYPT

November 2, 2006 at 9:57 pm | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, Middle East | Leave a comment

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Please find attached the Arabic and English Weekly Report of 29

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Email: npc@naeemholding.com

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Giza – Egypt

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Please find attached the Arabic and English Weekly Report of 29.10.06 – 2.11.06.

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Thursday, November 2, 2006

CHERNYSHEVSKY NOVEL: “WHAT IS TO BE DONE?”

November 2, 2006 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Books, History, Literary, Philosophy | Leave a comment

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Nikolai Chernyshevsky

July 12, 1828October 17, 1889

He is reputed to have used the phrase ‘the worse the better’, to indicate that the worse the social conditions became for the poor, the more inclined they would be to launch a revolution.

Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky

July 12
, 1828October 17, 1889 was a Russian revolutionary
democrat, materialist philosopher, critic, and socialist (seen by some as a utopian
socialist
). He was the leader of the revolutionary democratic movement of the 1860s, and was an influence on Vladimir
Lenin
and Emma Goldman.

The son of a priest, Chernyshevsky was born in Saratov in
1828, and stayed there till 1846. After graduating from Saint Petersburg University in 1850, he taught literature at a gymnasium
in Saratov. From 1853 to 1862, he lived in Saint
Petersburg
, and became the chief editor of Sovremennik
(“Contemporary”), in which he published his main literary reviews and his essays
on philosophy.

In 1862, he was arrested and confined in the Fortress of St. Peter and Paul, where he
wrote his famous novel
What Is To Be Done? The novel was an inspiration to many later Russian revolutionaries, who sought
to emulate the novel’s hero, who was wholly dedicated to the revolution, ascetic in his habits and ruthlessly disciplined, to the point of
sleeping on a bed of nails and eating only meat in order to build strength for the
Revolution. Among those who took inspiration from the character was Lenin, who named a
work of political theory of the same name, and who
was ascetic in his personal life (lifting weights, having little time for love, and so
on). In 1862, Chernyshevsky was sentenced to civil execution
(mock execution), followed by penal servitude
(1864-72), and by exile to Vilyuisk,
Siberia (1872-83). He died at the age of 61.

Chernyshevsky was a founder of Narodism, Russian populism, and agitated for the revolutionary overthrow of the
autocracy and the creation of a socialist society. He thought of creating socialism based
on the old peasant commune.

Chernyshevsky’s ideas were heavily influenced by Alexander
Herzen
, Vissarion Belinsky, and Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach. He saw class struggle as the means of society’s forward movement
and advocated for the interests of the working people. In his view, the masses were the
chief maker of history.
He is reputed to have used
the phrase ‘the worse the better’, to indicate that the worse the social conditions became
for the poor, the more inclined they would be to launch a revolution.

Works

  • Aesthetic
    Relations of Art to Reality
  • Essays on the Gogol Period in Russian Literature
  • Critique of Philosophical Prejudices Against Communal Ownership
  • The Anthropological Principle in Philosophy
  • What Is To Be Done?
  • Prologue
  • The Nature of Human Knowledge

Retrieved from “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Chernyshevsky

INEAS: INSTITUTE OF NEAR EASTERN AND AFRICAN STUDIES

November 2, 2006 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Africa, Arabs, Globalization, History, Research | Leave a comment

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

WERNER JAEGER STUDY “PAIDEIA”

November 2, 2006 at 3:56 am | Posted in Books, History, Literary, Philosophy | Leave a comment

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Werner Wilhelm Jaeger (July 30, 1888 – October 9, 1961) was a classicist of the<br /> 20th century

Werner Jaeger: Paideia

July 30, 1888October 9, 1961

He is perhaps best known for his multivolume work "Paideia: The Ideals of
Greek Culture", an extensive consideration of both the earliest practices and later
philosophical reflections on the cultural nature of education in Ancient Greece, which he
hoped would restore a decadent early 20th century Europe to the values of its Hellenic
origins.

Paideia, 3 vols. (from 1934), his magnum opus on Greek thought and education from Homer to Demosthenes

Werner Wilhelm Jaeger (July 30, 1888October 9, 1961)
was a classicist of the 20th
century
.

Jaeger was born in Lobberich, Germany.
He attended school at Lobberich and at the Gymnasium Thomaeum in Kempen
before studying at the University of Marburg. He
received a Ph.D. from Humboldt University of Berlin in 1911 for a dissertation on the Metaphysics of Aristotle.
Only 26 years old and without habilitation, Jaeger was
called on that basis to a professorship with chair at the University of Basel in Switzerland.
One year later he moved to a similar position at Kiel,
and in 1921 he returned to Berlin. Jaeger remained in Berlin
until 1936, when he emigrated to the United States because he was unhappy with Hitler’s regime;
his wife was
Jewish and Nazi
legislation thus forbade his teaching at the university.

In the United States, he worked as a full professor
at the University of Chicago from 1936 to 1939, at which time he moved to Harvard
University
. He remained in Cambridge,
Massachusetts
until his death.

He is perhaps best known for his multivolume work "Paideia: The Ideals of Greek
Culture", an extensive consideration of both the earliest practices and later
philosophical reflections on the cultural nature of education in Ancient Greece, which he
hoped would restore a decadent early 20th century Europe to the values of its Hellenic
origins.

Works

  • Aristoteles (1924)
  • Platons Stellung im Aufbau der griechischen Bildung (1928)
  • Paideia, 3 vols. (from 1934), his magnum
    opus
    on Greek thought and education from Homer to Demosthenes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Jaeger

EMIL LUDWIG NOVEL “MURDER IN DAVOS”

November 2, 2006 at 3:20 am | Posted in Books, History, Literary | Leave a comment

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Emil Ludwig Novel “Murder in Davos” & Goebbels


November 6, 1938
I drove out to the Bogensee lake. Everything was
calm and peaceful here. A place where one can work and think — and splendid autumn
weather! Spent the late afternoon reading. Emil Ludwig’s “Murder in Davos,” a
nasty, veritably Jewish effort. It could turn you into an anti-Semite, if you weren’t one
already. This Jewish plague needs to be
eradicated. Utterly. Every last trace. Spent time chatting, reading,
writing. To bed on time. Sleeping out here in the forest is wonderful.


November 9, 1938
As was to be expected, the entire nation is in uproar… In Berlin five, then 15
synagogues burn down. Now the people’s anger rages. Nothing more can be done against it
for the night. And I don’t want to do anything either. Should be given free rein … As I
drive to the hotel, windows shatter. Bravo! The synagogues burn in all the big cities.
German property is not endangered.

Violence Against Jews, 1938

On November 9, 1938, Germans across the nation participated in persecution and violence
against Jews. During Kristallnacht,
homes were ransacked, businesses were burned down, and synagogues were blown up. Afterward
the Nazis imposed fines on the Jews and created harsh laws against them.

U.S. President Franklin
Roosevelt
criticized the Germans’ anti-Semitic acts and policies. In response,
Goebbels launched a major propaganda
campaign against the U.S., even as the targeting of Jews continued. In the coming months
and years, the Nazis would implement their “final solution” — the Holocaust.


January 24, 1939
The foreign press continues to whip up hatred against me. If only it would end! … The
manager of
Father Coughlin,
the anti-Semitic radio priest in America, tells us that America is basically more
anti-Semitic than we give it credit for. He would like us to take a more positive attitude
towards Christianity.

The Goebbels Experiment

Cowritten by Michael Kloft and director Lutz Hachmeister, this German portrait of
Hitler’s propaganda minister uses a narration (delivered by Kenneth Branagh) entirely
composed of Goebbels’s own words, extracted from his copious diaries. The voiceover
is accompanied by a combination of newsreel footage, stills, and (less successfully)
current color footage of the relevant locales. What emerges is a view more complex than
Goebbels’s usual image, without any hint of revisionist excuse-making. The journals
were clearly written without thoughts of public consumption: Goebbels discusses his first
sexual experience, for instance, and is often critical of Hitler (“the boss,” as
he refers to him initially). His view of Gestapo founder Hermann Goering has even greater
variations: a prancing fool in some entries, “really a nice chap” in others.
Many major events – the Reichstag fire, for one – go unmentioned, as his
emphasis increasingly becomes the tactical nuts and bolts of propaganda. It is perversely
interesting to watch the impatient, often depressed and brooding, young man grow into the
more self-confident ideologue. There is even an occasional trace of wit, however
loathsome: “I’m reading
Emil Ludwig’s
Murder at Davos.
It’s terrible. It could turn you into
an anti-Semite if you weren’t already one.” (Andy Klein) (Laemmle’s Music
Hall 3)

Emil Ludwig

18811948

Emil Ludwig (18811948) was a German author, known for his biographies.

Emil Ludwig (originally named Emil Cohn) was born in Breslau,
now part of Poland. Ludwig studied law but chose writing as a
career. At first he wrote plays and novella, but also worked as a journalist. In 1906, he
moved to Switzerland, but, during World War I, he worked as a foreign correspondent for the Berliner Tageblatt in Vienna
and Istanbul. He became a Swiss citizen in 1932, later
emigrating to the United States in 1940. At the end of the Second World War, he went to Germany as a journalist,
and it is to him that we owe the retrieving of Goethe‘s and Schiller‘s coffins, which had disappeared from Weimar in 1943/44. He returned to Switzerland after the war and
died in 1948, in Moscia, near Ascona. During the 1920s, he achieved international fame for his
popular biographies which combined historical fact and fiction with psychological
analysis. After his biography of Goethe was published in 1920, he wrote several similar
biographies, including one about Bismarck (1922–24) and
another about Jesus (1928). As Ludwig’s biographies were popular outside of Germany and
were widely translated, he was one of the fortunate émigrés who had an income while
living in the United States. His writings were considered particularly dangerous by Goebbels, who mentioned him in his journal.

Emil Ludwig interviewed Joseph Stalin in Moscow on December 13, 1931. An excerpt from this interview is
included in Stalin’s book On Lenin. Ludwig describes this
interview in his biography of Stalin.

The following French editions of Emil Ludwig’s
books
were published in the period 1926–1940: Biographies:
Goethe (3 volumes), Napoléon, Bismarck, Trois Titans, Lincoln, Le Fils de l’Homme,
Le Nil (2 volumes). Political works: Guillaume II, Juillet 1914, Versailles, Hindenburg,
Roosevelt, Barbares et Musiciens, La Conquête morale de l’Allemagne, Entretiens
avec Mussolini
, ‘La Nouvelle Sainte-Alliance.

Biographies of Goethe, Napoleon, Bismarck and Wilhelm Hohenzollern are available in
English from G. P. Putnam’s Sons (New York and London).

External links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Ludwig


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