By Henry Massie
Enthusiastic about his significant and gorgeous mom, Felice, Henry Massie explores the various worlds she inhabited--and conquered--in this memoir.
Possessed with a extraordinary present for reinventing herself, Felice used to be despatched to Paris to be expert, and later fled her Polish shetl for Palestine while the Nazis got here to strength prior to global conflict II. Having escaped the Holocaust, she immigrated eventually to the US.
She arrived penniless, labored first as a nanny for the president of Yale, and finally married and settled in St. Louis. attracted to the artwork global, she started accumulating works within the new box of summary Expressionism, changing into energetic within the ny urban artwork global, lecturing on sleek paintings at Washington collage, and finally accumulating a set that incorporated works through Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning.
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2 Il sostegno al libero scambio era una copertura politica per la supremazia inglese sul mondo. Era logico che i britannici mentissero sostenendo che libero scambio significasse accesso al cibo per tutti, perché questa convinzione avrebbe scoraggiato gli altri dal provare a competere con la loro marina. In realtà, solo i britannici erano in grado di difendere le proprie linee di rifornimento in caso di crisi, così come di impedire ai viveri di raggiungere altre nazioni. Non a caso avevano imposto il blocco ai nemici durante la guerra, in palese violazione dell’ideologia del libero scambio.
Karl Kautsky, il principale teorico marxista dell’epoca, tendeva a ribadire il concetto con insistenza pedante. Questi liberali e socialisti, tuttavia, erano vincolati, in modo più o meno consapevole, dal loro attaccamento alle tradizioni e alle istituzioni;4 le abitudini mentali scaturite dall’esperienza sociale impedivano che si spingessero al punto di trarre la conclusione più radicale. Dal punto di vista etico privilegiavano beni come la crescita economica o la giustizia sociale e trovavano allettante o comodo immaginare che a produrli sarebbe stata la concorrenza naturale.
Un impero tedesco abbastanza vasto sarebbe diventato autosufficiente, «un’economia autarchica». Hitler descriveva il contadino tedesco in termini romantici, dipingendolo non come un pacifico agricoltore, bensì come l’eroico conquistatore di terre lontane. 4 L’idea era insinuarsi tra le maglie della loro rete di potere senza spingerli a reagire. Hitler pensava che la sua intenzione di sottrarre territori ad altri Paesi non sarebbe stata una minaccia per il grande impero marittimo. Nel lungo termine, prevedeva la pace con la Gran Bretagna «in base alla divisione del mondo».
Art of a Jewish Woman by Henry Massie