By: Caison Gray
“Shadows of the Summit Pointing West”
!: Meinhof must have paid very close attention to current events.
?: Why does America have so much influence in international organizations?
“Hitler Within You”
!: People who participated in the Nazi regime who wanted to reduce suffering considered themselves exonerated.
?: How can a society move past its dark history when most adults participated in the evils of its past?
“Human Dignity is Violable”
!: For Meinhof, nuclear weapons and democracy can never go together, for these weapons directly destroy peace and freedom, two concepts that are foundational to democracy.
?: Was demilitarization a popular idea at the time that the Constitution was written?
“Women in the SDS: Acting on Their Own Behalf”
!: 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?
!: Ironic that Meinhof characterizes columnists both having no power and as literary stars.
?: Does the columnist write to share their truth or simply to make a profit?
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
!: I am surprised that the producer had the freedom to critique the press so harshly. Perhaps this is why he added the disclaimer at the end.
?: Was the publisher’s highly hypocritical speech at Tötges’ funeral meant to be humorous?
!: Interesting how divisive the RAF was to the German public despite being branded as terrorists.
?: How did the RAF justify their goal of a more humane world with inhumane methods of trying to achieve this?