Of particular note here is a review of the new Black Notebooks from Martin Heidegger. These notebooks show the real, very angry Heidegger from the 1930s and 40s, and it shows him as an anti-Semite once and for all.
"In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Heidegger was very angry," says Mr. Trawny. By then, he says, the philosopher realized that both Nazi ideology and his own philosophical mission, which was predicated on a national revolution and Germany’s dominance in Europe, were going to fail. "In this anger, he makes reference to Jews, including some passages that are extremely hostile. We knew that he had expressed anti-Semitism as private insights, but this shows anti-Semitism tied in to his philosophy," says Mr. Trawny.Of course, there are other good links below, but that one stood out.
The editor says Heidegger’s references to a controlling "world Jewry" and to a collusion of "rootless" Jews in both international capitalism and communism are essentially the logic that informs the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the infamous, early 20th-century, anti-Semitic forgery that claims to show a Jewish conspiracy for global domination. "He doesn’t say he’s read The Protocols," says Mr. Trawny, "but that’s not necessary to share a certain kind of anti-Semitism with the Protocols. Nazi propaganda was full of exactly this kind of anti-Semitism."
- The inaugural issue of Crisis and Critique is out, including Slavoj Zizek (Ljubljana): The Impasses of Today’s Radical Politics; Frank Ruda (FU Berlin): The Indignant of the Earth; Panagiotis Sotiris (Aegean): Alain Badiou and the Aporia of Democracy within Generic Communism; Yuan Yao (Pensee): Lacan and Rational Choice; Srdjan Cvjeticanin (EGS): The Necessity of Philosophy; Jana Tsoneva (CEU): Communism is Wrong; Daniel Tutt reviews Enjoying What We Don’t Have: The Political Project of Psychoanalysis by Todd McGowan; Andrew Ryder reviews Badiou and the Philosophers, ed. Tzuchien Tho and Giuseppe Bianco.
- Marcus E. Green (Otterbein): On the Postcolonial Image of Gramsci.
- Jan Slaby (FUB): Affectivity and Temporality in Heidegger.
- Peter Costello (Providence): Arthur Miller and Jacques Derrida: A Friendship Through Death.
- Daniel Colucciello Barber (ICI-Berlin): Nothing to Do With Philosophy/Stop, Think, Stop.
- Sara R. Farris (Goldsmiths): Althusser and Tronti: The Primacy of Politics versus the Autonomy of the Political.
- Kill the philosopher in your head: Anne Boyer on how Althusserianism has always been a Marxism for those who prefer their class struggle as philosophy.
- Revisiting a scholar unmasked by scandal: The Double Life of Paul de Man, by Evelyn Barish, is the first full biography of the Yale literary theorist who helped turn deconstruction into an insurgent force in American intellectual life.
- Release of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks reignites debate over Nazi ideology.
- You can download Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being by Jeff Malpas (2012).