Category: Chronicle of Current Events

Chronicle of Current Events: Nazi Literature in the Americas

“Words change their meanings over time, and this is natural. But when the baser policies of intentional, malicious political manipulation intervene in the process… language becomes propaganda and its function shifts from elucidation to deceit.” By Philalethes 1.             The Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño published his novel, Nazi Literature in […]

Chronicle of Current Events: Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art)

By Philalethes Nomenclature: Entartete Kunst.             In 1937 the Nazis put on exhibition in deliberately cramped facilities in Munich the confiscated works of modern artists they despised: Entartete Kunst, “Degenerate Art”. A spare, neo-Classical building was opened at the same time to house the art of National Socialism. Art was considered […]