Gustav Landauer: Anarchist and Jew

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Author: Paul Mendes-Flohr,Anya Mali

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110395606

Category: History

Page: 250

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For Gustav Landauer, literary critic and anarchist, participant of the Bavarian revolution and scholar of mysticism, culture and politics occupied the same spiritual space. While identifying with ethical socialism, his Jewish sensibility increasingly gained over the years, not only, but in great measure due to Buber’s influence. This volume assesses Landauer’s literary and political activities, paying particular attention to his impact on Buber.

The Network

Convergence

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Author: Tyler Kekac

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450091636

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Midshipman Ariadne Jin is a USNA student with everything going for her: smarts, looks, a good attitude, and a great boyfriend. Anya Factor is an agent in an international antiterrorism organization known only as the Network, whose ability to fit in everywhere is the perfect cover for not being truly known anywhere. But when a mission goes badly, she ends up fighting for her life in the care of the one doctor in the world who knows her past while her partner is fighting the clock to track down the biggest threat in the Network's post-9/11 existence, and the lives of everyone involved converge in a way that nobody would have thought possible. The Foreword Reviews September 11, 2001, changed the United States forever. Terrorism became a much larger and more realistic fear, and many people began to look to the government for reassurance and protection. The story follows two female secret agents, Anya Factor and Charlotte Lawson. Early in the book, the two are sent to India to assassinate a member of the British parliament named Alastair Lane, who has been selling secrets to the enemy. At some point during the operation, their cover is blown and they end up fleeing the country. Anya is seriously wounded with a gunshot wound and when they reach the safety of a military hospital in DC, they run into another major snafu. The surgical intern on staff is Jeremias Geist, who was once in love with Anya Factor (albeit, when she was known by a different name). He unknowingly blows her cover by providing the hospital with her real identity, Ariadne Jin. As Ariadne fights first for her life, and then to reconcile with Jeremias, Charlotte tries to figure out who was purchasing information from Lane. Convergence is a fast-paced, well-constructed, highly-entertaining story. The author does an excellent job of weaving together many strands in a complex plot, offering the reader a little bit of everything: action, intrigue, politics, betrayal, and romance. Hesse has created a very intriguing world in The Network. The convergence is ultimately about Ariadne and Jeremias, and the reader will be completely satisfied with the conclusion of their story. 5 stars out of 5

Jewish Exiles and European Thought in the Shadow of the Third Reich

Baron, Popper, Strauss, Auerbach

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Author: David Weinstein,Avihu Zakai

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316738876

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Hans Baron, Karl Popper, Leo Strauss and Erich Auerbach were among the many German-speaking Jewish intellectuals who fled Continental Europe with the rise of Nazism in the 1930s. Their scholarship, though not normally considered together, is studied here to demonstrate how, despite their different disciplines and distinctive modes of working, they responded polemically in the guise of traditional scholarship to their shared trauma. For each, the political calamity of European fascism was a profound intellectual crisis, requiring an intellectual response which Weinstein and Zakai now contextualize, ideologically and politically. They exemplify just how extensively, and sometimes how subtly, 1930s and 1940s scholarship was used not only to explain, but to fight the political evils that had infected modernity, victimizing so many. An original perspective on a popular area of research, this book draws upon a mass of secondary literature to provide an innovative and valuable contribution to twentieth-century intellectual history.

Pictures will talk

the life and films of Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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Author: Kenneth L. Geist

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 443

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Slayer

An Expanded and Updated Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Author: Keith Topping

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: 9780753506318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a TV phenomenon - critically acclaimed and hugely popular throughout the world. Adhering to Virgin's successful programme-guide format and the style of the first two editions. Slayer contains a complete episode-by-episode guide to all five seasons, with each episode broken down into recurring categories to draw attention to details that might otherwise be missed by viewers. Bestselling author Keith Topping also unearths pop culture references and soundtrack information, serves up the best lines of dialogue and exposes continuity errors, while also managing to analyse the show's subtexts and serious issues. In addition, he provides a section on the Buffy novels, background essays and a useful Internet section - all in a style that captures the unique humour of the show. Vampires, violence, passion, non-conformism and teenage angst - this is the essential guide for both casual fans and the most devoted.