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Zionism between Raw Force and Eros: Berdichevski's Passionate Relation to the Jewish Political Revolution

Revital Amiran-Sappir

This article deals with the relation of Micha Yosef Ben Gurion (Berdichevski)—one of the central formulators of the Zionist idea and of modern Hebrew literature—to the Zionist political sphere. As a wordly Jewish intellectual, Berdichevski attempted to establish a kind of Zionism that would allow Jewish individuals to engage in it as an act of their desires. In exploring how his carnal inclinations affected his vision of the political, I argue that Berdichevski's perception fails qualitatively by transposing its guiding sensual approach to the formulation of the new Jewish political sphere. As this article will show, Berdichevski's relation to the Jewish political revolution reveals a sometimes limited perception regarding the possibilities of freedom inherent in political activity and often contradicts his own aspiration to nurture the liberty of Jewish individuals.

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Urban Decay or the Uncanny Return of Dionysus

An Analysis of the Ruins in Shelley's ‘Ozymandias’

Roohollah Datli Beigi, Pyeaam Abbasi, and Zahra Jannessari Ladani

Following the same regeneration-follows-destruction pattern and depicting the Dionysian elements of the ruins, the desert and dismemberment, Shelley's sonnet ‘Ozymandias’ (1818) not only expresses the poet's profoundly eternal hatred of tyranny and corrupt

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Modi's Journey from a Chowkidar (Watchman) to Great God

A Durkheimian Analysis

Anand Raja

gives them meaning in dialogic election rallies in a Dionysian environment. His symbols are not deep but transient and help build a society of believers. One symbol that Modi used was chowkidar, a metaphor for himself in 2014 and 2019 Indian national

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Editorial

Graham Holderness

phenomenon of urban decay as the return of the repressed in city-forms. What the poem presents as destruction, death, ruins and decay is in fact a potentiality for regeneration. The poem thus becomes an uncanny Dionysian defiance against both the tyranny of

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Natural Sciences and Social Sciences

Where Do the Twain Meet?

C. S. A. (Kris) van Koppen

characterize human interests, Klintman brings in the distinction between Apollonian and Dionysian interests. Apollonian refers, largely, to traits that are typical for enlightenment thinking: being conscious, explicit, and self-constrained, and making balanced

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Screening Vulnerability

Brian Bergen-Aurand

University. He writes on rhetorical and political theory and has produced media-sensitive translations of the works of Walter Benjamin, Werner Hamacher, and other theorists. He is also the translator of Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Dionysian Vision of the World

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Unreasonable rage, disobedient dissent

The social construction of student activists and the limits of student engagement

Jessica Gagnon

because it is exciting. Its violence is liberating to contemplate, in a dangerous, Dionysian way. … This is not a scary picture, a propaganda image or cheap sensationalism but a thrilling, truthful picture that brings everyone’s terrors and disturbing

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Book Reviews

Kate Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Webber, and John H. Gillespie

relation to the extent that eternal return and Dionysian affirmation are reflected in it. For her, Nietzsche, in addition to providing a theoretical basis for the absurd, is an artist of the absurd, providing a poetic pattern in his aphorisms. Camus in his

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Eternity and Print

How Medieval Ideas of Time Influenced the Development of Mechanical Reproduction of Texts and Images

Bennett Gilbert

Gregory's by the pseudo-Dionysian works he read and translated. In his fourfold division of being, he joined the manifold universe (the fourth level) to the one creator God (the first level) on the grounds that the end of all things—meaning both their

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Narrating Political Subjectivity

A Conversation among Liberals, Conservatives, and Anti-Liberals

Manuel Clemens

distinction between a delimiting (Dionysian) pleasure principle and a delimitating (Apollonian) reality principle, which influenced the artistic avant-garde from around 1900 onwards. 10 Even the civil rights movement and the 1968 student protests in the u