published a critical book (about 300 pages; Prize: about 32 DM.) by Guido and Michael Grandt: Waldorf Connection [in German]. See review. From Alibri's Gesamtverzeichnis 98/99:
[The authors] 'provide documentation of the occult and racist aspects of Steiner's philosophy and discuss the question to what extent these still influence Anthroposophy today. They discuss the pedagogical concepts and education at Waldorf schools extensively, and point out the influences of the 'Master's' views.
Conclusion: it really is time for a critical debate about Rudolf Steiner's ideology and its application in Waldorf schools.'
The Anthroposophists objected to an article in De Groene Amsterdammer, which quoted extensively from Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy, on, according to Steiner, negative racial characteristics of Africans, Asians, Native Americans, and Jews. According to a recent report by the Dutch Anthroposophical Society itself, if Steiner would live today, he might face prosecution under the law against [racial] discrimination on sixteen counts; apart from many more 'mildly discriminatory' texts in Steiner's collected works.
The court rejected all demands of the Anthroposophical Society against De Groene Amsterdammer.
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