31 thoughts on “US poetess Katharine Lee Bates was feminist, lesbian, Christian socialist, anti-imperialist

  1. Please note: “Entwendungen aus der Kommune” the last word is not only pronounced as ‘commun(ity)’ – it should be translated in that way too. Bc it’s the same word,
    The whole phase means: casting someone out of the community (and leave him/her to die by exposure).
    It has no thing at all to do with communism. (Although: de nazi’s may have used this treatment with communist, when they were not shoot or sent to an concentration/ destructio camp.)


  2. Hello Jolande, thanks for your reply. Sorry that over sensitive anti spam software delayed its appearance.

    In nazi parlance, “die Kommune” in this context indeed was an expression for “the communists”, or, broader, also including Marxist-influenced social democrats. It also has in German the meaning which you write about. However, many words have more than one meaning.

    The expression “Entwendungen aus der Kommune” is found in this sense, referring to communists etc., in the writings of anti-Nazi philosopher Ernst Bloch.

    See eg http://www.dalank.de/jens/seba_r030.html


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