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The Plastic Nietzsche, Part III: A Serial Review of Ratner-Rosenhagen’s American Nietzsche

Prior Entries: Part I, Part II Reviewing the reviews of American Nietzsche continues to be a fruitful way to think about the book’s contents as well as its strengths and weaknesses. The former is perhaps less systematic than one would want. But the latter helps us see the larger ideas with which American Nietzsche deals, and something of its place in the historiography. After Posnock’s review in The Nation, Thomas Meaney tackled American Nietzsche for The Wall Street Journal about six weeks later. Meaney opens his piece provocatively, asserting that Americans have a tendency to give Nietzsche a happy ending Read more