By Christopher Hitchens
Because the finish of the chilly struggle so-called specialists were predicting the eclipse of America's "special relationship" with Britain. yet as occasions have proven, particularly within the wake of September 11, the political and cultural ties among the US and Britain have grown superior. Blood, classification and Empire examines the dynamics of this dating, its many cultural manifestations-the James Bond sequence, PBS "Brit Kitsch," Rudyard Kipling-and explains why it nonetheless persists. Contrarian, essayist and polemicist, Christopher Hitchens notes that whereas the connection is generally provided as an issue of culture, manners, and customary tradition, sanctified by means of wartime alliance, the designated aspect is empire; transmitted from an ancien regime that has attempted to maintain and renew itself thereby. England has tried to play Greece to the yankee Rome, yet sarcastically having inspired the us to develop into an equivalent companion within the company of empire, Britain chanced on itself supplanted.
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ERNST DOBERS AND THE JEWISH QUESTION As a professor of genetics and racial science at the Teacher Training College at Elbing, Dobers quickly established a reputation as a leading educator on content and method regarding Jewish affairs. His book The Jewish Question: Subject Matter and Treatment in the School first appeared in 1936 and subsequently entered a third edition in 1939. In these pages are found familiar patterns of anti-Semitic thinking combining old economic stereotypes with scapegoating.
They also provided teachers and school administrators with a highly concentrated and easily accessible collection of anti-Semitic evidence on which to build lessons. Furthermore, in the eyes of many Nazi education authorities, many of those engaged in classroom instruction needed an ideological retooling. Working with the NSLB, many teachers found themselves engaged in coursework to expand their own knowledge base on racial science and anti-Semitic thinking. In the vanguard of this pedagogical effort was Ernst Dobers, an especially prolific author of race biology curriculum materials.
By 15 October 1941, the deportation of Reich Jews to the East was under way. Three days later, Himmler closed the gates of emigration. 59 ANTI-SEMITIC VOICES AND NAZI EDUCATION The Jewish experience considered thus far, and the Volkish thinking which supported racial anti-Semitism, collectively represent an important backdrop for the consideration of Nazi writings on the educated person. Hitler's Mein Kampf and Nazi racial laws provided an ideological framework for the integration of racial anti-Semitism into Nazi school curriculum.