the narrative I've read is that it was two different forks of the same ideology, not "Part 1 failed, lets try Part 2" The people behind "operation hunger" and moving German farmers into the newly deserted farmlands were the crazy aryanist cult-of-farmer crowd, while the jew-killing was the crazy aryanist "jews are the blame for everything crowd"
I'll add it to the list. I thought the Nazi's plans for the Ukraine/Belorussia/Poland was to starve the 30 million inhabitants in about 6 months and move Germans in to planned utopian communities. When most of their Eastern plans were stopped by Russia, they decided kill all the Jews (which hadn't initially been the plan, but there was no where to ship them) so they could feel good about meeting at least one of their goals.
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Also known as "Poles".
The suffering of the people stuck between Germany & Russia, from the late 1800s through the end of WW 2 is just astounding.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:27 PM
Johnson's skills in managing the legislature were directly responsible for the civil rights bills of 1964 and 1965. He said at the time, privately, that they would cause the Democratic party to lose the South for a generation. He pushed those bills through anyway.
The new book will cover the years from 1958 to early 1964, just after he became president. I have no doubt the next volume will be terrific - all the other ones were.
“I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.”
"One of the Evil Twin beers I tried smelled like a foot." - LiquidNY
"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:37 PM
Anyone else read it without looking up wiki re the author's gender? I was convinced on one, but it was the other.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:50 PM
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. Loving the writing. Thus far, I'm finding it's living up to the hype.
Finally finished the book, and although it started strong the story couldn't sustain itself. I can't decide whether it was too ambitious or just too long and in need of tighter editing. That said, Harbach writes about baseball well.
The new issue of The Atlantic has a review on "the most over-hyped novel of the year" aka The Art of Fielding. Myers makes some valid points.
Swing and miss
Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:46 PM
paul mooney was richard pryor's writer and muse for most of his career and created pryor's best known routines including the "name calling" routine with chevy chase on snl. about half way through his memoir and it's clear that mooney is the probably one of the most conceited guys on the planet.
“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*
Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:33 PM
Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park.
I shouldn't have missed this when it first came out. Deeply funny. Of course, I am just getting to the part where some horrendously nasty violence is probably about to happen.