Book: The People's Hare by Michael Sean Minniscategories: Book, Cartoon, World War II, Hare, Literary Fiction, Nazi Germany, Degenerate Art, Cybernetics, Heinrich Himmler, Chile, Russian Front, Propaganda, Historical Fiction
Michael Sean Minnisabout this book: This book is about forgiveness of great evil. Is it possible? And if so, is it desirable?
This book is about the power of myth and illusion, and how this power is increased exponentially when married to modern technology.
This book is about free will, its application and its limits. What we desire for ourselves in this regard we often do not extend to others, whether out of fear, selfishness, condescension or arrogance.
This book is about the wheel of being. Is the universe all sound and fury or a self-regulating mechanism that invariably returns to equilibrium? And what constitutes being in the first place?
This book is also about an ambitious young German artist, a Nazi mass-murderer, an animated cartoon hare, World War II, sex, cybernetics,and coelacanths.
This book was the byproduct of a community college lecture on the Degenerate Art Exhibition of 1937, in which artists as various as Chagall, Beckmann, Picasso, and van Gogh were held up to Nazi contempt; painted propaganda slogans accompanied their mishandled works, which were displayed as badly as possible.
Amid the characteristic bombast and venom was a particularly chilling observation, one that was all but a mirror into the totalitarian mindset, one that said far more about the Third Reich than its so-called enemies: MADNESS BECOMES METHOD.
Orwell might not have approved, but he would have certainly understood.
• "Part of the book’s attraction for me is the crystal clear, beautiful writing. It is a sign of excellent writing when the language is invisible, allowing the reader to become immersed in the content. Michael Minnis writes like this." — Bob Rich
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