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Critical Essay by Michael Freeman

SOURCE: Freeman, Michael. “Truth and Justice in Bertolt Brecht.” Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature 11, no. 2 (winter 1999): 197-214.

In the following essay, Freeman examines Brecht's notions about law, morality, and justice as revealed through his play The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

I. Not Bertolt Brecht

This paper is not about truth and justice in Bertolt Brecht, the man. There was not much of either of these values in his life. Like Dubedat in Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma, he was a “scoundrel but an artist.”1 Politically self-serving, a misogynist, plagiarist and anti-Semite,2 he crossed “his fingers for Hitler” when he heard of the July Plot.3 Of his denial later that he was or had been a member of the Communist Party, John Fuegi observes

Like Galileo before the Inquisition, Brecht...

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