Starting with the China Heritage site, I picked up on a few interesting people and sites. This time I managed to get further than I expected. What is curious is that this is only one branch, logically one might think, from the first point, branches would be expected. It seems to me that branches can be more abundant a little later but less so towards the end. I wonder if it is a behavioral matter on my part?
It is with much anticipation that text which begins with a personal anecdote should eventually expand across time and politics. The general arch of the text spans history and attempts to frame this moment in the context of authoritarian power and its abuses not unfamiliar to many historical periods.
Dorothy Thompson lived a remarkable life and reported on her experiences for decades. Reflecting on her noted journalistic prowess, one is left wondering whether her articles have ever been compiled into a single collection. There is certainly a lot to know about her life, particularly during the monumental periods of the 20th century.
Worth looking into.
“Ödön von Horváth was hit by a falling branch from a tree and killed during a thunderstorm on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, opposite the Théâtre Marigny, in June 1938. Ironically, only a few days earlier, von Horváth had said to a friend: “I am not so afraid of the Nazis…There are worse things one can be afraid of, namely things one is afraid of without knowing why. For instance, I am afraid of streets. Roads can be hostile to one, can destroy one. Streets scare me.” And a few years earlier, von Horváth had written poetry about lightning: “Yes, thunder, that it can do. And bolt and storm. Terror and destruction.”” Quoted from this Wiki entry.
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Another relatively unknown American today.