Posts Tagged history

Greg Grandin: Kissinger’s Shadow, The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesmen

The historian Greg Grandin’s just published Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesmen is a fascinating work of scholarship for its broad overview of the development of Kissingerist diplomacy, and its subtle criticism of the relation between history and the Elite. Grandin contests the prevalent opinion that Kissinger’s realpolitik was an amoral […]

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Nietzsche’s Legacy: Nietzsche’s Entanglement With German Identity

Yesterday, on the 114th anniversary of Nietzsche’s death, I had planned to share some writing on the memory of Nietzsche,  stressing the effect of (a bastardized version of) Nietzsche on German identity, but got caught up responding to some very interesting criticisms of an entry I had written (on a topic that interests me much, […]

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