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Two Worlds

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Two Worlds

  1. 1. TWO WORLDS, TWO PLANS THE NOTION OF “TOTALITARIANISM” AND TOTALITARIAN ART
  2. 2. What is this, and How do we get here?:
  3. 3. - INFLUENTIAL GERMAN-AMERICAN POLITICAL THEORIST, LIVED THROUGH EARLY NAZI REGIME, FLED TO FRANCE, THEN TO AMERICA - Colonial vs. Continental expansionism: two contexts of racism and imperialism - PAN-SLAVISM AND PAN-GERMANISM - SUBORDINATION OF ALL INTERESTS TO THE WILL OF THE STATE - TOTALITARIANISM VS AUTOCRACY: COMPLETE CONTROL OF EVERYDAY LIFE DESIRE FOR WORLD DOMINATION VS. POLITICAL CONTROL AND SUPPRESSION I.E. ITALY ??? „DIE ELEMENTE UND URSPRÜNGE TOTALER HERRSCHAFT“
  4. 4. Political Message Subordinate to Artistic Conveyance “Mainly Art not Politics” Obfuscation, Superficiality
  5. 5. TWO SOCIETIES, TWO THEORIES Rejuvination and National Socialism
  6. 6. TWO SOCIETIES, TWO THEORIES
  7. 7. GAINING CONTROL
  8. 8. CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION Infrastructure Expansion, National Defense
  9. 9. INDUSTRIALIZATION REARMAMENT, AND DUAL-USE
  10. 10. FOREIGN OUTLOOK
  11. 11. “CLASS” AND “CLASSLESSNESS” Corporatism – Corporate subordination and/or marriage to concerns of state Private property retained, unless it is challenge to State authority “Petit- Bourgeois” Or “Kleinburger”
  12. 12. THE LEADER
  13. 13. THE LEADER
  14. 14. THE LEADER
  15. 15. THE GOAL
  16. 16. THE GOAL
  17. 17. THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST MAN
  18. 18. THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST MAN
  19. 19. WOMAN AND FAMILY IN NAZI GERMANY
  20. 20. THE SOVIET MAN
  21. 21. THE SOVIET MAN
  22. 22. THE SOVIET WOMAN
  23. 23. THE SOVIET WOMAN
  24. 24. THE FASCIST MENACE
  25. 25. THE FASCIST MENACE
  26. 26. THE BOLSHEVIK THREAT
  27. 27. THE BOLSHEVIK THREAT
  28. 28. THE UNIFORM
  29. 29. “HIGH ART”
  30. 30. “HIGH ART”
  31. 31. “HIGH ART”
  32. 32. “HIGH ART”
  33. 33. “HIGH ART”
  34. 34. “HIGH ART”
  35. 35. “HIGH ART”
  36. 36. HISTORICAL INSPIRATION
  37. 37. THE GLORIOUS PAST
  38. 38. TOTALITARIAN FILM
  39. 39. TOTALITARIAN FILM
  40. 40. THE MUSIC Nazi German http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9zfHpiS4Ug (les Preludes – deutsche wochenschau) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy0fhvTLNlY&f eature=related (when the soldiers march) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip4FtVxrkFg (pariser einzugsmarsch – paris 1940) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Bd14eUhrU&f eature=related (beethoven’s 9th on hitler’s birthday) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUsePoATbrU& feature=related (lili marlene – ww2 version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q Yim85Z5Njk (if war comes tomorrow) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y y8mxh0P63M&feature=related (the sacred war) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y 68NhY6b4hk (blue handkerchief)
  41. 41. Right Wing rhetoric - the obama poster increases In state power broadest “socialism”: welfare in general, language of class struggle, any state imposition on market, etc. may re-create this phenomenon Left wing rhetoric – the end of history? specter of “inverted totalitarianism”: politics, arts, life dominated by the market and corporation a “Lazy” notion: too broad, non-specific, ignores important differences TOTALITARIANISM: MODERN INTERPRETATIONS

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