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Cluster index: David Stromberg

To Kill an Intellectual 5.

David Stromberg: ‘I had to admit that my investigation hadn’t painted a very pretty picture of intellectualism. It seemed like just being an intellectual was enough to get you killed.’

To Kill an Intellectual 4.

David Stromberg: ‘From the reading public’s perspective, Adamic had, by 1935, established himself as an intellectual who’d written about labor, immigration, and foreign policy. With his next book, he turned his sights back onto the United States…’

To Kill an Intellectual 3.

David Stromberg: ‘What led him to this choice? Disappointment in humanity and its drive for war and destruction. “What’s the point of truth or beauty or knowledge,” he says, “when the anthrax bombs are popping all around you?”‘

To Kill an Intellectual 2.

David Stromberg: ‘After burning books, and incarcerating the people who read them, the Nazis then banned the people who wrote them, and soon there were few individuals left to stand as models for independent thought.’

To Kill an Intellectual.

David Stromberg: ‘I was more taken by the notion that, despite stating that the heart had no role in politics, Arendt could still express grief over the wrongdoing of her own people, including in the political realm—and its implications for life and death.’