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Bulletin N° 972
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May 1, 2021
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
We at the Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements (CEIMSA-IN-EXILE) are pleased to bring you CEIMSA Bulletin #972, where we continue our presentation of D. H. Lawrence’s book, The Plumed Serpent, (1926). Lawrence used his novel to reveal his own aesthetic theories for social change. Lawrence believed that a spiritual awakening could change the society by improving interpersonal experiences that would lead to a shift in collective consciousness, promoting greater social responsibility and higher self-esteem - quite the opposite of Marxist thought, which postulates that material conditions influence ideas more than ideas influence material conditions.
At CEIMSA we seek to dissolve such dichotomies by identifying contradictions that produce change. The articles and essays which follow this final presentation of Lawrence’s novel will provide readers with critiques and interpretations of the new ruling-class “world order” that is descending upon us, replete with its myriad of outlets to assure ideological hegemony, prêt-à-porter (but not without internal contradictions).
« The eschatology of corporate capitalists and their political lackeys: ‘Take my liberty, and give me death!’ »
Francis McCollum Feeley
Professeur honoraire de l'Université Grenoble-Alpes
Ancien Directeur des Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
P.S. We, also, invite CEIMSA readers to view the classic 1961 American docudrama of the Nuremburg trials of Nazi crimes against humanity, directed and produced by Stanley Kramer, written by Abby Mann and starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark. Set in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1948, the film depicts a fictionalized version of the Judges' Trial of 1947, one of the 12 U.S. Nuremberg Military Tribunals conducted before the U.S. military.
“Judgment At Nuremberg”
Four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood (Spencer Tracy) hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe (Maximilian Schell), but also from the widow of a Nazi general (Marlene Dietrich), an idealistic U.S. Army captain (William Shatner) and reluctant witness Irene Wallner (Judy Garland).