The Freezing Point

FAUST IS DEAD

FAUST IS DEAD

To commemorate the 68th anniversary for the bombing of Hiroshima, we have been slowly working our way through Günther Anders’ remarkable Reflections on the H Bomb, which can be read here in its entirety, courtesy of Harold Marcuse.

Anders begins his reflections with a passage titled The modern infinite. Faust is dead:

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Further along, beneath the heading Our incapacity for fear marks the freezing point of human freedom, Anders identifies the nascent radical unfreedom of our own time, as we stumble along, well past the freezing point, deep into the numbness of the black ice:

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AFGHAN CHILDREN BENEATH THE FREEZING POINT

AFGHAN CHILDREN KILLED BY OUR FREEZING POINT


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