The German Catastrophe. By Friedrich Meinecke. Harvard University Press, . pp. $ Purchase. This little book, written in by the dean of. I picked this book up because Pflanze mentioned it in his biography of Bismarck. The question that anyone had to ask after World War II was. The German Catastrophe: Reflections and Recollections. Front Cover. Friedrich Meinecke. Harvard University Press, – Germany – pages.
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The German Catastrophe
Janaka marked it as to-read Feb 11, One of Meinecke’s best-known books, Die Deutsche Katastrophe The German Catastrophe ofsees the historian attempting to reconcile his lifelong belief in authoritarian state power with the disastrous events of Under the Third Reichhe had some sympathy for the regime, especially in regard to its early anti-semitic laws.
After World War IIas a representative of an older tradition, he criticized the Nazi regime, but continued to express anti-semitic prejudice. Friedrich Meinecke, The German Catastrophe: This militarism, which was a synthesis of intellect and raw power led to a tendency to be subservient, Meineicke argues Christian V marked it as to-read Jun 28, For the sculptor, see Friedrich Meinecke sculptor.
Victoria marked it as to-read Jan 10, I assumed that a historian of all people in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of all times would have some morally and intellectually probing thoughts on the matter. Again, you see a dichotomy emerge: Steve Walsh marked it as to-read Mar 08, Let me know what you think!
Viewed as a homily, it may have had the intended effect. Meinecke acknowledges that in order to combine nationalism and socialism, the firm fridrich of the state is needed.
Michelle Mengsu marked it as to-read Nov 11, Johannes marked it as to-read Apr 18, I picked this book up because Pflanze mentioned it in his biography of Bismarck. Militarism led to a loss of culture and produced narrow-mindedness, Meinecke goes to gernan say.
German Catastrophe: Reflections & Recollections
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You are commenting using your WordPress. Tomo marked it as to-read Jan 23, Return to Book Page. In this case, individuals were simply friexrich of the state.
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Furthermore, the author pointed out that Hitler’s ideas were not shared by the majority of German citizens and that there were strange oddities that occurred that allowed Hitler to Seize power.
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It is highly relevant at this time. The German Catastrophe] is nothing so much as a work of moral cowardice.
This dream failed to come to fruition. Brian M added it Aug 29, After the Nazis invaded Poland in he praised this event in a thee to Siegfred August Kaehler, stating: Carr  cites him as an example of a historian whose views are heavily influenced by the Zeitgeist: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
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