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How can violence be told? How can we recount experiences that transcend all notions of what people can do to one another? With what caution, what discretion and what empathy must one search for a language in the context of war and violence?



Carolin Emcke asks about the ethics of telling stories despite everything. For them, the search for what is true is always one that also questions their own role. Anyone who writes about violence and trauma must also write about what remains untouched as the normative core: human dignity.


And anyone who writes about what is true, who thinks primarily about violence and how it harms people, must also talk about the violence of the climate crisis: What role does factual narrative play in narrating climate discourse? “What is true” is a plea for the ethics of storytelling and thinking in utopias.


In a conversation with the historian Michael Wildt, Carolin Emcke presents her new book.
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March 2024
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