SO I HEARD YOU GUYS WANTED TAR?
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So it's the first of September, and that means TAR 18 is released. Why not take a break from Pynchon worship and indulge in some sweet reads?
No, seriously, there's some good shit in this issue.
I'd like to personally thank everyone who submitted to us this August, and vehemently apologize for our occasional tardiness. The quality of the submissions we received this past month was astounding. Deciding which submissions got in this month was hard, to say the least. In the end, at least half of the works we received had to be pushed back to next issue.
If you weren't featured in this release, don't fret - you will likely receive an e-mail from us in the next couple of days, asking for your permission to include your submission in the October release.
As always, we welcome anyone who wishes to submit a work, make a suggestion, give feedback, or just chat with us to drop by firstname.lastname@example.org
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Can we make a war literature chart? Perhaps sorting it by significant conflicts throughout humanity?
If not, can we just recommend war related literature?
Kaputt - Malaparte
Curzio Malaparte was a disaffected supporter of Mussolini with a taste for danger and high living. Sent by an Italian paper during World War II to cover the fighting on the Eastern Front, Malaparte secretly wrote this terrifying report from the abyss, which became an international bestseller when it was published after the war. Telling of the siege of Leningrad, of glittering dinner parties with Nazi leaders, and of trains disgorging bodies in war-devastated Romania, Malaparte paints a picture of humanity at its most depraved.
Kaputt is an insider's dispatch from the world of the enemy that is as hypnotically fascinating as it is disturbing.
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Is there anything intellectual redeemable in fascist ideology?
It seems like all of its arguably valuable aspects (worker solidarity, mass discipline etc) were merely appropriated from the left in the 1930s by the national socialist movement.
With 20th century communism, you had people who said they were going to do good things and, as we all know, ended up doing bad things. With fascism however, in both its rhetoric and actualisation, it just seems like pure politicised absurdity.