Daily Archives: October 1, 2010

14,000 Visits in September

That number surpasses our previous high of 10,000 visits in a single month, which we’ve hit a couple of times.  Those 14,000 visits, by the way, include almost 50,000 page views. We are of course delighted and have no reason to think that we are anywhere near topping out.

This therefore is an opportune time to solicit posts for our daily blog, contributions to the Denham Library, and articles for our journal.  I think at this point we have a right to guarantee that all contributions will be widely read.



Footage of the sentencing of the Nazi leadership

On this date in 1946 the surviving Nazi leaders were sentenced at the Nuremburg Trials.

Frye in “The Knowledge of Good and Evil”:

The Nuremberg and other Nazi trials even raised the question whether a (necessarily hopeless) resistance to the demands of a perverted social order was not only morally but legally binding, and whether one who did not make such a resistance could be considered a criminal. It was feared at the time, no doubt correctly, that the nations who prosecuted these trials would not show enough moral courage to respect this principle where their own interests were involved. In contrast, the more powerful the social structure, the more apt one’s loyalty to it is  modulated from concern to concerned indifference.  The enemy become not people to be defeated, but embodiments to be exterminated.  (Stubborn Structure, 28-9)