Thomas Mann famously called Ernst Jünger „ein Wegbereiter und eiskalter Genüßling des Barbarismus“. Some other famous writer (but I cannot remember who) said words to the effect that Jünger did not mind the fact that the Nazis killed people, but only the fact that they did it by trampling them with their boots. Can anyone direct me to the exact quotation and its author?

  • Maybe the quotation I am seeking is not about Jünger, but about Stefan George or someone of the same ilk. As I said, I cannot remember who wrote it. – fdb Feb 7 at 14:00
  • How reliable is your memory on the details ("boots" etc). As I feel the actual text by Mann (letter to Agnes E. Meyer) is pretty much in that direction already? – LangLangC Feb 8 at 11:25
  • Could it be from »Der Mann vom Mond: über Ernst Jünger« by Hans Blumenberg? I don’t have access to it at the moment, but I could check in a few days. – Philipp Mar 14 at 11:19

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