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By Judith Butler, Denis Guenoun, Ann Smock, William Smock

Denis Guénoun's father was once an Algerian Jew who inherited French citizenship and respected the rules of the French Revolution. He taught technology in a French lycée in Oran and belonged to the French Communist celebration. He hardly fought on a profitable facet, yet his trust within the universal pursuits of Arabs and Jews, Europe and a liberated North Africa, name out to us from the ruins.

In international battle II, he was once drafted to protect Vichy France's colonies within the heart East. whilst, Vichy barred him and his spouse from instructing college simply because they have been Jewish. whilst the British conquered Syria he was once despatched domestic to Oran. In 1943, after the Allies captured Algeria, he joined the loose French military and fought in Europe. After the struggle, either mom and dad went again to educating, doing their top to reconcile militant unionism and clandestine social gathering job with the calls for of educating and family members. The Guénouns had no real interest in Israel. They thought of themselves at domestic in Algeria. From 1958 onward, Guénoun supported Algerian independence, outraging his French buddies. Expelled from Algeria by way of the French paramilitary service provider Armée Secrète, he spent his final years in Marseille.

This publication movingly recreates the efforts of a grown-up son, Denis Guénoun, to appreciate what occurred in his formative years. Gracefully weaving jointly younger stories with learn into his father's existence and instances, this memoir confounds the differences — ethnic, nationwide, and political — that would differently clarify or justify clash. Who belongs the place? who's one's traditional enemy? noticeably opposed to any type of racism, Guénoun's father believed Jews and Arabs have been sure through an genuine fraternity and will merely notice a loose destiny jointly. He known as himself a Semite, a note that united Jewish and Arab worlds and top mirrored a shared starting place.

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So wie die Souveränität des Volkes sich ideenhistorisch nicht ohne die Vorstellung von Gottes Allmacht ausgebildet hat, so ist auch für das Prinzip der Gleichheit der Menschen und das der Unbedingtheit der Menschenwürde die in den biblischen Erzählungen bewahrte und theologisch begründete Idee der Gottebenbildlichkeit wesentlich, die mit der Menschwerdung Gottes in Jesus Christus und dessen Opfertod eine für das Christentum spezifische Verdichtung erfährt. 3 Dialog der Begründungen Mit der hier auf Schlaglichter begrenzten Argumentation wird nicht behauptet, dass Menschenrechte und Menschenwürde ausschließlich mit dem ideenhistorischen Rekurs auf die biblischen Erzählungen und den von diesen ausgehenden ideellen Impulsen begründet werden könnten.

2 Die Abkehr vom Sündenbock als Innovation des Christentums Die Kulturtheorie des französischen Literaturwissenschaftlers und Anthropologen René Girard erkennt im Begriff der Mimesis den zentralen Aspekt für die Entwicklung des menschlichen Zusammenlebens. Insofern es bei den menschlichen Verhaltensweisen „fast nichts“ gebe, „was nicht erlernt wäre“, und „jedes Lernen“ auf „Nachahmung“ beruhe, stehe das Mimetische am Anfang aller Kulturformen (R. Girard 1983: 18). ). ä. 16 Das Bemühen, einer solchen „mimetischen Krise“, dem ungebremsten Ausbreiten der Gewalt in einer Gruppe von Menschen entgegenzuwirken, geht für Girard mit der Ausbildung des religiösen Denkens in den archaischen Gesellschaften einher.

In der Demokratie sind Menschenrechte also ein Schutzinstrument von Minderheiten gegenüber der politisch erfolgreichen Mehrheit, die ihren Willen im staatlichen Gesetz ausdrückt: In den Schutzbereich der Menschenrechte darf durch das (von der Mehrheit legitimierte) Gesetz nur unter Wahrung bestimmter Bedingungen reglementierend eingegriffen werden und unter keinen Umständen so tief, dass die gesetzliche Reglementierung einer Abschaffung des jeweiligen Rechtes gleichkommt. Der Schutzbereich von Menschenrechten ist damit nicht gänzlich einer staatlichen Regelung entzogen.

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