Thomas Sheehan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. (December 2001)

IN THE REVIEW

A Normal Nazi

The Heidegger Controversy: A Critical Reader

edited by Richard Wolin

Martin Heidegger: Politik und Geschichte im Leben und Denken (Martin Heidegger: Politics and History in His Life and Thought)

by Ernst Nolte
“People haven’t been very nice to me.” Martin Heidegger, September 18, 1969 In 1987 Victor Farías’s Heidegger et le nazisme dropped like a bomb on the quiet chapel where Heidegger’s disciples were gathered, and blew the place to bits. The myth Heidegger had concocted after the war—that he …

Heidegger and the Nazis

Heidegger et le nazisme

by Victor Farias, translated from Spanish and German into French by Myriam Benarroch and Jean-Baptiste Grasset, preface by Christian Jambet
“The spiritual strength of the West fails, its structure crumbles, this moribund semblance of a culture caves in and drags all powers into confusion, suffocating them in madness…. “Whether or not this will happen depends on one thing: whether we [Germans], as a historical-spiritual people, will ourselves again.” —Martin Heidegger …