Author Archives: Richard Steigmann-Gall

About Richard Steigmann-Gall

Richard Steigmann-Gall is Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, where he also served as Director of the Jewish Studies Program from 2004 to 2010. He has published widely on Nazism and antisemitism. His book, The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, came out in 2003 through Cambridge University Press.

The Holocaust between Scholar and Public Intellectual

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. By Timothy Snyder. In his recent piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Corey Robin describes the position of the public intellectual as a dialectic: “On the one hand, he’s supposed to be called by some combination of the two vocations Max Weber set out in his lectures in Munich: that of the scholar and that of the statesman. Neither academic nor activist but both … On the other hand, the public intellectual is supposed to possess Continue reading →