Posted by stephan pascher on October 01, 1996 at 23:54:22:
In Reply to: fashism and S & M, (sylvere lotringer posted by rainer ganahl on September 26, 1996 at 22:45:16:
Rainer, I am familiar with Sylvere's discussion of the inappropriateness of the term "holocaust," and of course, the complicity of Christianity, which STILL needs elaboration. However, the talk that I heard, addressed the rather problematic relationship that some French intellectuals, e.g., Artaud, Bataille, and I believe Genet, among others, had with fascism. It is interesting to consider, that by describing fascism as a form of sadism without identification, a pure aestheticization of violence, allows for the legitimation of such intellectuals. It would seem, if this is not a gross simplification or mireading, that this is precisely what is implied. Ecstase, without their own self-sacrifice.
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