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Susan Neiman, Einstein Forum

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Zoom

Event Website

http://www.belmont.edu/liberal-arts/humanities_symposium/

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Start Date

29-9-2020 3:00 PM

End Date

29-9-2020 3:50 PM

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In her recent book Learning from the Germans, philosopher Susan Neiman explores the story of the halting, difficult, and ongoing steps Germans took and are taking in their efforts to acknowledge and atone for the crimes of the Holocaust, relating their experience to the challenges and actions of American social justice advocates confronting our own violent history and the legacy of slavery, an issue which is at the core of all aspects of our national dialogue today. In a conversational format moderated by Belmont’s David Dark, Neiman will explore some of the central ideas of her book the purpose of which is not comparing two evils but rather seeing in the German process of coming to terms with its past hope for contemporary Americans working to engage us in a long-overdue national process of our own.

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In her recent book Learning from the Germans, philosopher Susan Neiman explores the story of the halting, difficult, and ongoing steps Germans took and are taking in their efforts to acknowledge and atone for the crimes of the Holocaust, relating their experience to the challenges and actions of American social justice advocates confronting our own violent history and the legacy of slavery, an issue which is at the core of all aspects of our national dialogue today. In a conversational format moderated by Belmont’s David Dark, Neiman will explore some of the central ideas of her book the purpose of which is not comparing two evils but rather seeing in the German process of coming to terms with its past hope for contemporary Americans working to engage us in a long-overdue national process of our own.

https://repository.belmont.edu/humanities_symposium/2020/2020/4