Unit 8 Post 1 E.Evans

  • “Shadows of the Summit Pointing West” (1960) 
    • ! Entire cities were used as items to “trade,” like pawns for larger powers.
    • ? Why did Meinhof call Khruschev a “peasant storyteller”?
  • “Hitler Within You” (1961)
    • ! People who participated in the Nazi regime who wanted to alleviate suffering considered themselves exonerated.
    • ? How can a society move past its dark history when most adults were complicit in the evils of its past?
  • “Everybody Talks About the Weather” (1969)
    • ! Nations that claim to be “free” are not afraid to ally with repressive regimes if it benefits them
    • ? In modern negotiations, how can you know which nations have the most power? (thinking about Iran threatening to trade w/ Eastern Bloc when Germany might be seen as more “powerful”)
  • “Women in the SDS: Acting on Their Own Behalf” (1968)
    • ! Women’s household work is not seen as valuable because its effects aren’t obvious to society.
    • ? Must an entire system be overturned to change one issue?
  • “Columnism” (1968)
    • ! Using methods of a system to change it are not true efforts towards change. (not sure if I agree with this point)
    • ? Does the columnist write to shre their truth or simply to make a profit? 
  • ! & ? on The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    • ! The journalists could so easily twist words
    • ? How many people in real life had the same fate as Katharina Blum in Germany?
  • ! & ? on Baader-Meinhof Komplex
    • ! The accused got out of a day of trial for using profanity against the judge
    • ? How did the RAF justify their goal of a more humane world with inhumane methods of trying to achieve this?

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