But what I see in him is the kind of soullessness
too common in American politicians and the kind of careerism that makes American politics such a dreary spectacle.
In his Heidegger book, Dugin helps to bring out why certain intellectuals of the early 20th century gravitated toward fascism: a grim preoccupation with the perceived soullessness
of modernity, and a resolve to embrace any politics, however extreme, that seemed to them to promise what Heidegger called "spiritual renewal.
Just when a reader might think she can't take any more evidence of Western depravity and soullessness
, the final long poem arrives: "Ask the Poetess: An Advice Column.
Minsoo Kang's essay on automata imagery is especially noteworthy here, addressing the oft-overlooked question of how the image of man as a machine can be both positive, carrying connotations of great productivity, and negative, implying soullessness
Rilke's scathing condemnation of dolls emphasizes the difference between dolls and other objects, and on the soullessness
of the former.
If you'd rather be separate and don't want Teutonic soullessness
or Italian histrionics, the new Mustang is the car for you.
But there can be a soullessness
about the place, and that is not because it often opens its doors on cold Friday nights or that it exclusively hosts Flat racing; the atmosphere is lacking because there is merely a small coterie of a dozen bookmakers.
But Bowen seems to lack Nora's nostalgia; (3) instead she portrays the Michaelis family as one whose "real environment of memory" masks soullessness
and barricades the family away from the extraordinary.
Such indifference, or soullessness
, is the distinctive characteristic of a stone--a lower and not a higher degree of existence.
He was haunted anew by a fear that had earlier assailed him, that there was "a soullessness
, an emptiness, within him.
These tropes appear in the philosophical notes to "Queen Mab," where Shelley quotes from "Essay V" of Godwin's Enquirer on the soullessness
of "the military character":
would be death too, but in another shape," also referring to "the rottenness of Russia and the soullessness
of Germany" (CL 6:180, 181).
There is much sparring between Fletcher and a local police inspector as to who among the local delinquents is redeemable and who is not, and why, and gradually he comes to accept the sanguine outlook of the policeman, concluding sadly that the soullessness
of the new town emblematic of the new, post-war Britain--intensifies the alienation of young people, and makes their rehabilitation harder than it would otherwise be.
The correlation between environmental, cultural, and political soullessness
is deftly insinuated, the brutalist architecture symbolizing the brutalism offree-market economics and the social inequality, deprivation, and violence they have fostered.
Ginger Strand's new book, Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate, examines the links between random killings and the anonymity and soullessness
bred by our Interstate system.