Gott, Mensch, Kosmos: Betrachtungen

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novum publishing gmbh, 2011 - 94 pages
Huey Long (1893-1935) was one of the most extraordinary American politicians, simultaneously cursed as a dictator and applauded as a benefactor of the masses. A product of the poor north Louisiana hills, he was elected governor of Louisiana in 1928, and proceeded to subjugate the powerful state political hierarchy after narrowly defeating an impeachment attempt. The only Southern popular leader who truly delivered on his promises, he increased the miles of paved roads and number of bridges in Louisiana tenfold and established free night schools and state hospitals, meeting the huge costs by taxing corporations and issuing bonds. Soon Long had become the absolute ruler of the state, in the process lifting Louisiana from near feudalism into the modern world almost overnight, and inspiring poor whites of the South to a vision of a better life. As Louisiana Senator and one of Roosevelt's most vociferous critics, "The Kingfish," as he called himself, gained a nationwide following,forcing Roosevelt to turn his New Deal significantly to the left. But before he could progress farther, he was assassinated in Baton Rouge in 1935. Long's ultimate ambition, of course, was the presidency, and it was doubtless with this goal in mind that he wrote this spirited and fascinating account of his life, an autobiography every bit as daring and controversial as was The Kingfish himself.
 

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Contents

Gottesvorstellungen und Religion
5
Religiöse Übertragungen
7
Der Narr in Christo
10
Kosmos und Evolution
12
Feldlager Tod
14
Ewiges Leben
17
Das Kriegerische
19
Politisches und Künstlerisches
21
Die göttliche Freundin
52
Die saugende Macht der Leere
55
Untergang des Königtums
57
Militärische Machtfragen
59
Das Älteste Gericht I
62
Nandu
64
Ältestes Gericht II
66
Aus der Welt der Tiere
68

Vier Monster
24
Demokratie
30
Dreifaltigkeit des Menschen
33
Wir und ich
35
Zukunft
37
Fazit
39
Einleitung
43
Max Schneider
44
Traumszenen
45
Die Menschidee
47
Die Zeitlosbrücke
50
Ältestes Gericht III
70
Schweiz im Zwielicht
72
Das Älteste Gericht IV
75
Moskauer Sommertheater 1963
77
Ältestes Gericht V
79
Der Verleger
81
Ältestes Gericht VI
83
Literatur im Gebrauch
85
Ältestes Gericht VII
87
Aufhebung des Gerichts
89
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