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The anger on scapegoats consoles

Martha Nussbaum's wearing sneakers, as we meet after her lecture, If she is not professionally active or with daughter Rachel, a lawyer for animal rights, hired, trained you or does in your Jewish community. The 71-year-old philosopher from the University of Chicago is a Year of dynamic than some of the 20 -. In December, she received the green the with a Million Dollar mountain prize, the Nobel prize for philosophy.

Martha Nussbaum is of the practical relevance of their discipline, convinces, and everywhere – most recently at the University of Zurich. Always building bridges to the reality of life: your book "Kingdom of fear", which now appears in English, acts as written for the wild weeks, in which Donald trump Minister of defence, threw them away, the stock market crashed and a US budget freeze came into force. In fact, The Monarchy of Fear "appeared" already in the summer. Kick-off for Nussbaum describes her own irrational fear after the election, trump's 2016: The book, such as fear, as a nebulous, multi-faceted violence rules the American society currently, in the Form of Strangers and misogyny.

In the case of the helplessness of the right-wing populism docks.

Why is your new book "Kingdom of fear"?
The impotence, the feeling of dependence, today forms in broad layers of the Americas and the background noise. Who can exert any influence, fear. And for democracies, which is a big risk: There's no quiet Weighing of arguments is possible. It is like a Baby to the parents, screaming, from which it is totally dependent on the bullied, it is screaming. Fear promotes a quasi-monarchical structures.

Why is there a sense of hopelessness?
confidence in the American dream is gone; the one in science was widespread because of the Evangelical Tradition. The digitization has made many Jobs redundant; in order to Finance or to the children, but an education with a future, not enough money often – the College visit is so expensive! In 2017, the life expectancy in the U.S. fell again, particularly in the case of the white men. The despair is also reflected in the increase in drug-related deaths. 2017 died about 72'000 Americans to an Overdose of around 30'000 to Fentanyl, and the like: The Pharma-industry with science and politics an unholy Alliance. Since the rage to comfort on a scapegoat, and the hope of an authoritarian Savior figure. This helplessness of right-wing populism docks. But also in the case of the Left, such as my students, I discover part of headless panic: the fear that civil society achievements to be settled.

you Have panic?
no. I was able to tackle my Fears in the book. And, since the mid-term elections I feel much better. I have no worry that it will be in the USA to a dictatorship. It's good to see New sets: the concept of a General health insurance, the will to better immigration laws and to higher education for all. An Impeachment proceedings against Trump would be a mistake, the Democrats should continue to build the case of health and education points and good candidates for 2020.

"In "Hansel and Gretel" is the real Problem is the poverty, but the Story revolves around the wicked witch."

The candidate is an open question.
It should not be a candidate in the East or the West coast; of Elizabeth Warren, I think, is already little. Better someone from the Swing States. In addition, a moderate Person would have more opportunities as a decidedly progressive. My personal favorite is the current Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, has provided the best health care system in the United States on the legs. Unfortunately, he has no TV Charisma.

the removal of social justice, of Obamacare to the LGBT Rights, not scary?
fear is short-sighted. Young often fail to realize how problematic the US policy was only in the last 100 years. In my birth year of 1947, the company slipped to the right. Women's rights is a utopia, homosexual acts were punishable by law, the Cold war began. My father was a stalwart Republican and a racist. McCarthy created a climate of fear, many have lost because of communism-charges your work. But in spite of such a phase step, the society. Cities such as Chicago. It is right that the Republican failure currently, in the case of those questions completely, the count for the population. Do you have any good ideas and use this fairy-tale pattern.

What do you mean?
In the case of "Hansel and Gretel" is the real Problem is the poverty, but the Story revolves around the wicked witch. In the case of "little red riding hood" are old-age poverty and loneliness, but the Evil, therefore, comes as a Wolf. Similar to Trump blames immigrants and Muslims for the buck, and distracts from the house-made crises. The wall is a Symbol of masculinity, has to do with facts. Immigrants, just the illegal, commit statistically less crime than native-born Americans. Still, I didn't hide the relationship even lawyers and teachers, which this data, since they match what vorkaut you Fox News.

You should always see the arguments for all to hear

As you can see Donald trump's education policy?
Minister of education, Betsy DeVos is an Ignoramus, and has had to wrestle no idea what disadvantaged groups of students. The damage from the many for-profit Colleges do, seems you are not aware of. Fortunately, there are enough institutions in which their Ministry is nothing to report. The Humanities are well positioned, despite a number of cancellations it's amazing how well just the philosophy inlet.

there Are filter bubbles?
fear leads to closes. Also from the left. Quickly will forget that Barack snuggled Obama with the Saudis. And how friendly he was with Narendra modi, the strong man of India, which promotes the discrimination of Muslims. You should always have the arguments of all to listen to. Therefore, I have green part of my mountain price is donated to Fund at the University of a Format in which representatives of very different attitudes to debate with each other and the students not only in their own echo chamber, crouching.

How does this look?
One example is the flower shops and the bakeries that refuse to serve weddings of homosexual couples. In the lunch conversation, the discussion now of possible laws. On the one hand, the freedom of the seller, on the other hand, the Anti-discrimination law is in force, Yes. It was agreed that big would have to provide chains and shops of basic needs, small family farms are likely to refuse. So compromise in a democracy: points of exchange, the feelings, not deny it. Listen to each other, to each other. The idea that it is possible to change institutions without having to touch the hearts of the people, is an Illusion. The trenches appear currently insurmountable, but this is deceptive.

"At the end will win, the population in the struggle for justice."

Why would you think that?
because of the successful resistance in North Carolina against the "WC act": This Anti-Transgender law has been tilted due to the large public protests. It will take, but in the end, the population will win in the fight for justice. The other day I was invited to the wedding of a Transgender couple. It loves Orthodox Jewish rituals and found a community in New York, the marriage ready. There's a lot of changes at the Moment! One of my former students, who lives a lesbian, was even a Professor of philosophy at the Catholic University of San Diego.

What is the need of Religion, ethical behavior is without?
I converted after marriage with a Jew to Reform Judaism, and do not regret it, in spite of the divorce later. You can discard the idea of life after death. Also, I don't believe in God or life after death: The Reform Judaism allows. The importance of commitment to social justice and democracy, is us. The municipality is a community that supports me to be good. We meet every week to sing empowering songs, which I love. No matter what you do: It's always about bringing Good into the world.

formulated to be her creed of the working-age full of professional and social activity, sports, and culture in their book, "Older" by 2018.
In the US universities is abolished, the age of the guillotine. I'm going to have my professorship, as long as I can and like to. This is better than in Europe. But at least the people in the European health secured systems is usually good; the missing in the United States, and not forcing some of them to plow. But I work with joy, and I have three more books in the making: sexual violence; animal rights; and about Mozart as a kind of philosopher of the enlightenment.

Is it fair that a professorship is not for Young?
I have a strong voice and can use me for the boys. So a weight you build only over decades. Can I obtain my prize money wisely distribute and teach. Why should I let the faculty?

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 07.01.2019, 18:30 clock

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