Re: Alice Rosenbloom (was Re: religion bashing?)
Sat, 23 Oct 1999 14:18:30 EDT

In a message dated 10/23/1999 1:10:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Yes, she was "passing" as ... just like many people hid their heritage in
> those days.
> Read her books, remember this was the forties and fifties ... do they ever
> once mention a Jewish neighborhood, segregation, racism against Jews? Any
> culture other than mainstream, Christian America? Nope. All whitebread
> clean-cut types with no discernible cultural barriers.
> Considering her self-congratulatory theory tat she was 'objective' -- it's
> huge oversight, and of those (mostly when it came to her personal life) of
> course, she had many.
> I have often wondered why she was so blind to her own pathologies, while
> preaching so self righteously that everyone else was so unaware.
Right on target. It has been more traditional of the intelligensia in decades past to ignore the content of people's characters, and focus on their works. For example, Neitzche may have had his flaws, but nothing in comparison to Martin Heideigger.