They cast their literary spells over a generation, but have Martin Amis and Ian McEwan merit as moralists?
The case of the art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt provides illuminating insights into the German character
Though intensely critical of “vulgar” Nazism, Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks reveal a vision poisoned by romantic nationalism
When should sporting events be boycotted?
People who argue that Holocaust Memorial Day is past its sell-by date are wrong. There is still so much to learn from such unprecedented evil
‘The death of Marcel Reich-Ranicki highlighted how ill at ease the German intelligentsia still is with its Nazi past’
A new volume of reports by the Frankfurt School shows their number to be at best naive and at worst dangerously misinformed
A Nazi Unitarian father, expulsion from South Africa and a ménage à trois: the author of ‘Porterhouse Blue’ lived a complicated existence
Christian Ingrao’s analysis of university-educated SS members is dense but compelling, drawing blurred lines that demarcate good and evil
Martin Heidegger’s apparent denazification after the — with the help of Jewish lover Hannah Arendt — requires further examination