Quora answer: What does Nietzsche mean when he employs certain nationalities as adjectives?

Feb 18 2014

My interpretation which is not standard is that Nietzsche was the “Good European” and disavowed the importance of nationality for the free spirit, but instead believed that all of them were worthy only of his contempt which he granted liberally, especially when it came to the Germans. http://www.amazon.com/The-Good-European-Nietzsches-Sites/dp/0226452794 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-nationalism Zizek is following Nietzsche I believe when he says that he is a racist against everyone especially the Slovs. This is the only way to avoid the pitfalls of Political Correct multiculturalism. Nietzsche made no bones about the bad character of the various nationalities among the Europeans. And he used those scoldings as a way to point a finger at the flaws that abounded in everyone including himself and his own people. In this way it is possible to get at a layer of truth that is just not accessible from Politically correct perspectives, because it plays off of and makes use of the prejudices we have, and express in private but keep to ourselves in public. For instance, we find the characterization of women somewhat shocking. But by expressing what everyone is thinking and not saying it is possible to reveal things about people and their biases that they would not know existed otherwise. Many comedy routines play off our stereotypes in this way. Showing us something about ourselves by voicing our biases, that we do not even voice to ourselves.

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