Tag Archives: Fascism

1991: Time’s Arrow

In Martin Amis’s 1991 novel, Time’s Arrow, time flows backwards. It’s not simply that the events are narrated in reverse order; rather, it’s as if the characters were in a film being show in reverse. Here’s how eating works, for … Continue reading

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1944: World’s Most Beautiful Leg

Nazi Propaganda Poster (1944)

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1941: Degenerate Art

Emil Nolde: Meer bei Abenddämmerung [Sea at Dusk] An anti-Semite who believed in the cultural superiority of “Germanic” art and supported the Nazi Party beginning in the 1920’s, Emil Nolde was surprised when his own paintings were targeted in the … Continue reading

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1940: Resistance

Hand-cranked mimeograph machine used by the Belgian resistance to produce underground newspapers and pamphlets during the Nazi occupation. (source)

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1944: On This Day

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Paris, August 25 1944

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1942: Pamphlet

Since the conquest of Poland, 300,000 Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way… The German people slumber on in dull, stupid sleep and encourage the fascist criminals. Each wants to be exonerated of guilt, each … Continue reading

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1933: The Very Ideology to which it Owes its Origin

Wilhelm Reich on the connections among repression, sexual guilt (indoctrinated into children and adolescents through the family), patriarchy, capitalism, fascism, violent religious fanaticism, the construction of the other, and imperialism: The patriarchal authoritarian sexual order…becomes the primary basis of authoritarian … Continue reading

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