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WWI: spirit of violence and hysteria

The malaise of the First World War. Even staunch humanists like Thomas Mann were caught up in the jingoistic fever, the pomp and ritual of nihilism. In 1914 he asked, “Is not war a purification, a liberation, an enormous hope?” … Continue reading

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