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Old June 30th, 2016 #11
Alex Linder
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Alex Linder

John Murray Cuddihy, The Ordeal of Civility

PP 1-14 (1:30)

pp 15-37 (ch 1-2 on freud) (1:31)

pp 38-57 (ch 3-4, on freud) (1:17)

pp 58-84 (ch 5-9, on freud) (1:45)

pp 85-103 (ch 10-12, on freud) (1:27)

pp 104-116 (ch 13, on freud) (50m)

pp 117-150 (ch 14-17, on marx) (2:00)

pp 151-162 (ch 18, on levi-strauss) (58m)

pp 163-186 (ch 19-20, jew & irish, lachrymose history ideology) (1:24)

pp 187-202 (ch 21, 2 (((hoffmans))) ) (51m)
pp 203-222 (ch 22, black-jew struggle for #1 victim status) (1:18)

Notes: ch 22. bernard malamud. christian themes, but characters are jews. lots of prizes and love. claiming for jews that which is universal (whereas jew faults are universalized). jews moved to suburbs after war. new ethnic solidarity justification required - judaism as religion - conservative judaism. new sentimental literary myth gained acceptance in American fiction postWWII. jews reinventing their history, yet again. jew-as-Christ motiv in fiction. do americans want this? do christians? but already publishing/media are thoroughly jewed milieu, by mid-century. cuddihy doesn't account for this, nor give the innocent reader any idea that jews quite viciously suppress all criticism wherever they can, so that lothrop stoddard/madison grant could barely get out an honest word of race anthropology BEFORE 1920. you would have no idea from cuddihy that worshipping fictional jews was anything but an american choice - rather than something jews foisted on him thru all mass channels. ... jews blacks competing over who is the real victim. no hint cuddihy grasps jews use black politically to destroy white nations. christianity elevated the Victim to #1 status, jews and blacks contend for it. malamud The Tenants. saul bellow. jews and others feel the pain involved adjusting to an anglo form like the novel. expressing emotions, for one. struggle to cope with Anglo societal and literary forms. memories of eastern europe. need to drive off any black pretenders to Ultimate Victim status. bellow. malamud. The Tenants. name check most mid-century liberal/jew critics, pre-neocons and their organs such as Partisan Review.