Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes" is a curiously low-key condensation of the Nuremberg trial, culled almost exclusively from courtroom footage filmed under the supervision of John Ford (now digitally remastered), which fascinates with its dry avoidance of drama--those rare moments of emotional intensity threatening to tear apart the layers of judicial dispassion
in which the tribunal swathed itself.
The costumes changed, and vague, Nordic mythological allusions superseded the medical analogies, just as the medical analogies replaced specific religious themes, but the paradoxical mix of threat and dispassion
that marks Beckmann's later work was pretty well set by these disturbing, but finally incomprehensible, inarticulate narratives.
In short, liberty requires moral virtues like sobriety, prudence, courage, dispassion
and coolness under fire.
leads her to write that "these children do explicitly reject the status of victims.
At this point, I will venture to say that the 1996 campaign is producing an odd sense of dispassion
, if not total disconnect.
Passion and dispassion
are not, in English, opposites, but he writes as if they are.
A variety of academic research centers would provide a measure of support and a form of dispassion
doesn't feel as good as passion-and in most of life it's inadequate-but it can be a useful quality in a book about a sensitive subject.
Journalist David Finkel, who spent eight months with the battalion in Rustamiya, on Baghdad's eastern edge, and witnessed some of the most intense fighting to come out of the surge, reports with grim dispassion
the toll taken on the men--the 14 dead and the many who survive--as they fight to complete that mission.
Though no doubt conscious, the lack of any tangible corporeality in the show lent it a distinctly non-Sadean sense of dispassion
, a kind of unbridgeably distanced register that heightened the viewer's desire for some real meat on the bones of Chan's theoretical corpus.
The more the thesps play their roles with increasingly bold dispassion
and irrationality, the further we are from them as people.
Whether the process inflames years of bitter anger and resentment or brings us together depends on the fairness and dispassion
of the process.
This is not exactly English "understatement" (though it is certainly that, too) but, rather, and more troubling, a kind of clinical dispassion
which, while it can sometimes be effective, too often impresses the reader as unfeeling.
It is a view of economics approaching its subject "with the dispassion
of a science.
Passion and dispassion
stare at each other with mutual lack of understanding.