Posts Tagged: hitler

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 11): “Skinhead”

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Using dramatic monologue, Smith unmasks the skinhead’s anger to fend off threats to his way of life.

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This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your community, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Clarence Major

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Clarence Major discusses his new collection Chicago Heat and Other Stories, the artist’s role in politics, Donald Trump and race relations, and Paris in the good old days.

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This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia, a new Rumpus column in which I, your passionate, sometimes angry, mostly emotional, Aries/Taurus cusp host, will highlight PEOTUS-related news that you need to know. Who am I? I’m a freelance writer from Philadelphia (also, the biggest fan of Buffy) who wants to make a difference and stand against the […]

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The Digital Dictator

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I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist until the last star falls from the night –Roman emperor Gaius Caligula (AD 12–AD 41). Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich. –Donald Trump President-elect Donald Trump’s vernacular has been compared to that of Adolph Hitler, Benito […]

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Hitler’s Ghostwriter

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New evidence uncovered by history professor and researcher Thomas Weber indicates that Hitler himself wrote the 1923 biography Adolf Hitler: His Life and His Speeches, which is credited to Baron Adolf Victor von Koerbe. Weber’s research implies that Hitler had designs on power earlier than historians originally thought, reports Dina Kraft for the New York Times. In the […]

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Total Noise and Complete Saturation

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For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested, in a clinical way, in silence.

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Killing Baby Hitler

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Rebecca Onion writes for Aeon about taking the “what ifs” of history very seriously: In October 2015, when asked if, given the chance, he would kill the infant Hitler, the US presidential candidate Jeb Bush retorted with an enthusiastic: ‘Hell yeah, I would!’ Laughter was a first response: what a ridiculous question! And didn’t Bush […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Lohvinau House of Literature in Belarus will be one of the few shops one can buy Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich’s books in her native country. Her books are hard to find because Alexievich has been critical of the authoritarian government. Books aren’t outright censored in Belarus, but Lovhinau faces fines for distributing books that haven’t been […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr and Janis Cooke Newman

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Authors Joshua Mohr and Janis Cooke Newman talk with one another about their new novels, All This Life and A Master Plan for Rescue, respectively.

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Struggling with Titles

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Karl Ove Knausgaard has been making waves with his six-part book My Struggle. The popular series shares a title with another famous book, Mein Kampf, Hitler’s treatise written from his prison cell. The New Yorker explores the reasoning behind Knausgaard’s choice of title: Knausgaard sometimes speaks in interviews and public appearances of an irony inherent in […]

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Modern Art in Nazi Germany

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This BBC story goes into fascinating detail about the way the degenerate art was displayed alongside insulting graffiti, and, of course, what role Hitler’s youthful art education played in all this. (Via.) In 1937, the Nazi regime staged two simultaneous art exhibitions, one with art they supported (“statuesque blonde nudes along with idealized soldiers and landscapes”) […]

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A Suggestion to all Marketers

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I understand the difficulties that marketers face. They have to make a splash in an over-saturated media market, and it’s difficult to divert peoples’ attention away from not just their day-to-day, but away from all the other things that command their attention. Still, there are probably some places you just shouldn’t go. Comparing the Asian […]

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Stalin, Hitler, or Cancer

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The Cancer Patients Aid Association has new ads featuring Stalin and Hitler, their point being that smoking kills many more people than ruthless dictators. The only problem is their numbers are horrifically off. Hitler, for example, is responsible for a lot more than six million deaths. They miss Stalin’s number by ten or fifteen million […]

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