Don’t be intimi-dated

We strive for peace, for calm, for quiet. We attend rallies, sign petitions, have impassioned discussions over dinner all to promote a common goal – to end war and bring about political stability. And yet, looking back, instability is one of the great catalysts in life. No period is a better example of the prosperity fostered by unrest, particularly for Jewish scientist and artists (Albert Einstein, for example), than the 15 years that the Weimar Republic stood. Of the era, Marcus Bullock, professor emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, wrote, “Remarkable for the way it emerged from a catastrophe, more remarkable for the way it vanished into a still greater catastrophe, the world of Weimar represents modernism in its most vivid manifestation.”


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