As the western world struggles with its legacies of racism and
colonialism, what can we learn from the past in order to move
forward? Susan Neiman's Learning from the Germans delivers an
urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to terms with
its historical wrongdoings. Neiman, who grew up as a white girl in
the American South during the civil rights movement, is a Jewish
woman who has spent much of her adult life in Berlin. In clear and
gripping prose, she uses this unique perspective to combine
philosophical reflection, personal history and conversations with
both Americans and Germans who are grappling with the evils of
their own national histories. Through focusing on the
particularities of those histories, she provides examples for other
nations, whether they are facing resurgent nationalism, ongoing
debates over reparations or controversies surrounding historical
monuments and the contested memories they evoke. It is necessary
reading for all those confronting their own troubled pasts.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!