Stangneth’s clear-eyed work spells out the genesis and “logic” of Holocaust denial in all its macabre absurdity
Lesley Chamberlain’s work on the story of van Gogh’s shoes and Western philosophy is insightful but misleading
Though intensely critical of “vulgar” Nazism, Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks reveal a vision poisoned by romantic nationalism
Martin Heidegger’s apparent denazification after the — with the help of Jewish lover Hannah Arendt — requires further examination
For more than 50 years Martin Heidegger worked up in the mountain resort of Todtnauberg, at a simple desk looking east. It is not surprising that the philosopher chose to dwell in a world that has changed very little since his day.