By Nancy Nahra
When she took off on her epic flight around the globe on June 1, 1937, Amelia Earhart had already earned her position in twentieth-century historical past. She used to be the 1st lady (and moment individual) to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean. She set greater than a dozen documents within the detrimental early days of aviation: She used to be the 1st pilot to fly nonstop around the continental usa and the 1st to fly from Honolulu to California. regardless of these accomplishments, she remained modest, self-effacing, and captivating, counting mechanics, rival pilots, and primary woman Eleanor Roosevelt between her shut buddies. yet our enduring fascination along with her stems principally from the secret of her ultimate flight, while she and her navigator Fred Noonan vanished into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean greater than seventy-five years in the past. Her disappearance has come to overshadow her existence, yet she used to be extra – even more. here's her unforgettable tale.
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He seems deliberately to want to put those war years aside, out of sight and out of mind. His debut volume is discursive, free flowing, and formless—a welter of ideas and muses, allusions and alliterations, spiced up with playful doses of polemicism. At times, we have to work hard to keep up. indb 5 1/13/06 11:42:39 AM Henri Lefebvre as Lefebvre breezes through the “French countryside on a Sunday afternoon,” demystifying the “strange power” of a village church— a church that could exist anywhere today: “O Church, O Church, when I finally managed to escape from your control I asked myself where your power came from.
Indb 12 1/13/06 11:42:40 AM E v e r y d ay L i f e of mechanical devices, crippling true subjectivity, and ushering in the “real subsumption” of everyday life under the domain of capital. The workweek continues to grow longer and longer in the technologically most advanced nation in the world, the United States, despite—or because of—time-saving ingenuity. Who’d be surprised, given that cellular phones, e-mail, laptops, and various handheld electronic devices permit many people to work while they’re traveling to work and to work at home, at their leisure.
Yet the thesis survived the party and the plague, and its intriguing title is apt for explaining the zeitgeist of contemporary America seventy years down the line: La Conscience Mystifiée—mystified consciousness, a consciousness not only usurped by the fetishism of the market but alienated from itself by “absolute truths” of nationhood, patriotism, God, and the president. Lefebvre’s letters from this period are shadowed by a pessimism of impending doom that has a familiar ring about it: “a funk prevents the people from thinking and living,” he wrote on October 19, 1935; “The moment of catastrophe approaches,” recalled another communiqué (January 1936).
Amelia by Nancy Nahra