Myth Of The 20th Century – Episode 50: Storm Of Steel – The Great War

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Nick Mason, Hans Lander, Adam Smith with Titus Flavius

Notes:

This is special holiday broadcast from a show we recorded a while back with Titus Flavius as guests on KulturKampf, focusing on the writings of Ernst Jünger, German soldier during World War I and author of ‘Storm of Steel’. Considered a counterpart to ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, ‘Steel’ departs from many others in the war memoir genre in its lack of reservations about the duties of war. Whereas many accounts of war will reflect on the tragedy of it all, Jünger’s writing carries a clarity of purpose unique to him. Regardless if one agrees with his writings on glory in war – his courage on the battlefield and his meritorious service record demonstrates the intensity behind his convictions. From all of us at Myth of the 20th Century and on behalf of Social Matter and Hyperboreum Radio, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

References: 

– Bhagavad Gita, Vyasa (~300 BC)
– Meditations, Aurelius (170-180)
– Before Action, Hodgson (1916)
– Storm of Steel, Jünger (1920)
– All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque (1929)

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