! & ? on Ulrike Meinhof
“New German Ghetto Show” (1960)
! – Interesting connection to McCarthyism!
? – Is modern social media a defense mechanism against the annulment of anonymity?
“Hitler Within You” (1961)
! – “Co-existence rather than war” must be response to National Socialism, rather than sandbox games; poignant!
? – Is restricting a government’s power to commit “political terror” truly the “only possible response to anti-Semitism?
“Human Dignity is Violable” (1962)
! – Nuclear armament is incompatible with democracy; too much strength becomes uncontrollable!
? – “Only democracy can guarantee human dignity,” is it really a guarantee? Or is it only a true democracy when it does?
“Women in the SDS: Acting on Their Own Behalf” (1968)
! – The paradox of the working woman feeling that she should not fight for equality, and the woman at home being unable to fight for equality; misery on both ends.
? – Could the problem be solved by dispelling the myths of productivity being based on sex? Or are those myths the excuse for a more ingrained greed?
! – The “outrageousness” of the columnist is what gives them such influence!
? -Opportunistic for a paper to use a columnist to get profit; but isn’t that what powers the free press?
! & ? on The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
! – This kind of foundationless slander is the antithesis of Freedom of the Press, as the Press only has meaning in journalistic integrity.
? – Is it possible to have private press that isn’t corrupt like this?
! & ? on Baader-Meinhof Komplex
! – Both sides see each other as violence personified; they’re more similar than they realize.
? – Is it justified to use violence and fear to bring about change? Or is that oppressive in its own way?