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Nordau

(German ˈnɔrdau)
n
(Biography) Max Simon (maks ˈziːmɔn), original name Max Simon Südfeld. 1849–1923, German author, born in Hungary; a leader of the Zionist movement
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Nor•dau

(ˈnɔr daʊ)

n.
Max Simon, 1849–1923, Hungarian author, physician, and Zionist leader.
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Jews both within and outside Israel who speak up against Jewish identity as defined by Jewish Zionist thinkers such as Max Nordau and Vladimir Jabotinsky support Palestinians in fighting this pervasive culture of Jewish supremacy in Palestine, and directing Palestinian rage where it belongs, at racists and bigots.
(7) Este "estado lirico" al que se refiere Bourget puede identificarse con la neurosis que Max Nordau atribuye a los artistas de fin de siglo en su libro Degeneracion.
The first sentence of Douglas Murray's book, a handy digest of far-right cliches, claims that all of Europe "is committing suicide." Like his numerous precursors, ranging from Max Nordau, the author of the popular "Degeneration" (1892), to Breivik, Murray goes on to depict Europeans as culturally and spiritually debauched.
Unexpectedly, both Nietzsche and Max Nordau make an appearance in this chapter, as does Oswald Spengler whose Decline of the West predicted a violent overthrowing of the West by forces emerging from the East.
For example, Conrad's apprehensions about insanity and inheritability in his own genetics are treated sensitively with an eye to why he worked through and might have incorporated discourses on degeneracy such as Lombroso's or Max Nordau's.
Max Nordau, a Jewish cultural critic and doctor from Budapest, had popularised the concept of 'Entartung' (degeneracy) as far back as the 1890s.
The milestone in this repressive tradition was the thought of Max Nordau: he levelled the artistic and cultural production with racist theory and coined a wellknown and one of the most important terms for the contemporary studies of the avant-garde, that of "degenerate art." At the end of the chapter Sell analyses three possible--although in his opinion not fully successful--alternatives to racism in the form of modern performances such as by Coco Fusco, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, the activist group WochenKlausur, and those by Dwight Conquergood.