The Happy Burden of History

The Happy Burden of History

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What can well-meaning people do about terror and genocide? The more we fight against systems of violence, the further we seem to sink into them. This book explores the lives and letters of ordinary and intellectual Germans who faced the ethical challenges of the Third Reich. Trained in history, literary criticism, philosophy, and theology, its four authors look at the role of myths, lies, non-conformity, irony, and modeling in cultivating a€˜a selfa€™. They explain how we might use these ordinary strategies of selfhood to bear the burden of historical responsibility ? and be happy doing so.Drew steps up onto the podium and taps the book on the rostrum in cadence with his words like a preacher. ... As if people learn how to live from instruction manuals! ... Epic Scholarship Theodora hears but cannot see what is happening.

Title:The Happy Burden of History
Author:Andrew S. Bergerson, K. Scott Baker, Clancy Martin, Steve Ostovich
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2011-03-29


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