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Y a stream of letters essays and pamphlets that reached its hight point with Zarathustra's Return published anonymously in the year that also saw the publication of 'Demian' in which Hesse exhorted German Krieg und ePUB #9734 youth to shake off the false gods of nationalism and militarism that had led their country into the abyss Suc. Hesse kept it real throughout his life and was committed to fighting fascism imperialism war and was all around woke for his time His essays letters at times demonstrate his arrogance but you can tell love is the guide he follows throughout his life Some gems in this collection as well as duds I appreciated his discussion around how German people positioned themselves after ww2 in their letters to him trying to justify why they had been in the National Socialist party and his unapologetic slap down The global increase of authoritarianism and Neo fascism over the last decade as well this particular moment of social context of uprising against racial ineuality and policingState violence makes a few of these essays particularly interesting to see how much of the core dynamics for people can change yet stay eerily the same

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Krieg und Frieden Betrachtungen zu Krieg und PolitikH views earned him the labels 'traitor' and 'viper' in Germany but after World War II he was moved to reiterate his beliefs in another series of essays and letters Hesse arranged his anti war writings for publication in one volume in an amplified edition appeared n and that text has been followed for this first Engish language Editio. I stumbled upon this book in the dusty stacks at Berkeley's Bancroft library during my Freshman year It was a seminal book for me I haven't looked at it since 1984 but I don't remember is as a pacifist book at all He was running from an unjust and stupid war That's different from pacifismIt was also a snapshot from another era People used to write letters to friends prose and poetry Instead of snapping blurry pictures with their cell phones they took the time to really look around them and draw and paint what they saw There was a refreshing bit of amateurism in the finest sense He really looked around with an open mind and tried to depict what he saw

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Krieg und Frieden Betrachtungen zu Krieg und Politik Read & Download Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ ➨ Krieg und Frieden Betrachtungen zu Krieg und Politik Ebook ➮ Author Hermann Hesse – One of the most astonishing aspects of Hesse's career One of the most astonishing aspects of Frieden Betrachtungen eBook #8608 Hesse's career is the clear sightedness and consistency of his political views his passionate espousal of pacifism and internationism from the start of World War I to the end of his life The earliest essay in this book was written in September and was followed b. “If the War Goes On” is a collection of essays chosen by Herman Hesse that span over the 40 year period between World War I and the end of the Second World War The majority of the essays are taken up with the former but there are also some universal truths explored that are applicable to the latter as well The main theme that runs throughout the book is that of a rejection of nationalism and of groupthink in general Hesse as he often reminds us is not a pacifist but views war and nationalism as corroding individualism It is individualism of each man women are not considered here and his ability to live to his ultimate potential unfettered by oppression that makes the world beautiful Hesse insists that trying to better the world around you is a futile endeavor Making yourself better is the only way to make the world better The world wasn’t made to be bettered Nor were you made to be bettered You were made to be yourselves You were made to enrich the world with a sound a tone a shadow Be yourself then the world will be rich and beautiful Be other than yourself be a liar and a coward then the world will be poor and seem in need of betterment In theory the idea that unleashing our inner potential is the key to tranuility if not world peace which Hesse does not believe possible is a nice thought but Hesseʼs seeming rejection of cooperation left me feeling cold While Hesse was undoubtedly a marvelous writer I annotated this book like few others in recent memory I also wonder about his own complicity in the Second World War in particular Hesse is critical of those who joined the Nazi party to save their livelihoods and families and yet seems to be defensive about his decision to flee Germany and see out the war in a Swiss villa I couldnʼt help feeling that while Hesse is critical of those who made this particular choice he didnʼt take into account that others perhaps didnʼt have the means or connections to get out like he did He is critical of all the letters he gets postwar asking him to lend his name to help those in trouble saying that he doesnʼt believe his “fame” would help and that they should essentially find another way Yet in this what was to me callous disregard of people in need he forgets that it is precisely this “fame” he belittles which helped him escape the worst of the Nazi regime Most troubling for me is Hesseʼs prickliness at being criticized for sitting out the war Hesse seems to believe he suffered just as much as anyone in Germany because his works were banned and his livelihood destroyed I have a hard time with this euivalency or sympathizing with him while men and women were being tortured and killed in his absence Hesse writes For instance there are all the old acuaintances who had written to me for years but stopped when they found out that I was under close surveillance and that corresponding with me could have very unpleasant conseuences Now they inform me that they are still in the land of the living that they have always thought of me with affection and envied my good fortune at living in the paradise of Switzerland and that as I must be well aware they had never sympathised with those damned Nazis But many of these old acuaintances were party members for years Now they tell me how they had one foot in the concentration camp all those years and I am obliged to reply that the only anti Nazis I can take seriously are those who had both feet in a camp not one in a camp and the other in the party In fairness Hesse did lose family members in the war and I do not mean to belittle his loss However he personally risked little and despite his protestations to the contrary abdicates some moral authority when he criticizes the life and death choices of those who stayed behind This lack of moral authority and hypocrisy hurt his arguments and at least for me were difficult to overlook despite the wonderful writing