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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. For the sculptor, see Friedrich Meinecke sculptor. The first wave, socialism, sought to care for the needs of all members of society, to safeguard their standard of living. Harvard University Press, And more than that, one perceived in all camps that it was not a matter merely of the unity of a gain-seeking partnership, but that an inner renovation of our whole state and culture was needed. Lists with This Book. Chellie rated it it was ok Apr 20, After Half a Century Alvin H.

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His solution for the Germans was to go back to the idealism of Meniecke romanicism with a heafty dose of C This short book read like it was pages long. Johannes marked it as to-read Apr 18, Viewed as a work of moral discovery, it is appalling. You are commenting using your WordPress. Subscribe to The Curious Wanderer!

German Catastrophe: Reflections & Recollections by Friedrich Meinecke

As a nationalist historian Meinecke didn’t care very much for the desires of peoples in Eastern Europe, [4] and went as far as writing about “raw bestiality of the south Slavs”, [5] while favoring German expansionism into the East.


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We generally believed indeed that this had already commenced and that it would progress further in the common experiences of the war, which was looked upon as a war of defense and self-protection.

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Alexander marked it as to-read Sep 21, Muhammad Nouman marked it as to-read Feb 16, Hamfast marked it as to-read Aug 26, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. You are commenting using your Twitter account. AfterMeinecke fell into a state of semi-disgrace, and was removed as editor of the Historische Zeitschrift. Meinecke was best known for his work on 18thth century German intellectual and cultural history.

Another dreamed to construct a national socialism: Published immediately after the end of World War II he sees modern history as the confluence of the rise of nationalism and the massive meineckee growth leading to the decline of the friedricy world. A state whose essence is organization will be indifferent, with the innermost distrust, toward the incalculable unfolding of life of the individual, from which alone German culture buds forth.

The Long Road West: It seems there were two social movements in the background that aided Hitler’s rise to power. Also, it seems that everything has the seed of its own undoing nationalism was started as a liberal force, but its greed for power led to its abuse. Within a year the unity was shattered and the German people were again separated upon various paths.

Militarism led to a loss of culture and produced narrow-mindedness, Meinecke goes to on say. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


Nevertheless, he openly described himself as “antisemitic”, [10] and while he was willing to have Jewish friends and colleagues, the Nazi persecution of Jews never bothered him much. Free from romantic notions of national solidarity, Meinecke also addresses the fissures in Catastrophw society that reasserted themselves several months after the war began.

Meinecke acknowledges that in order to combine nationalism and socialism, the firm power of the state is needed. Anyo This out of print book offers food for thought on the current situation in America after the Trump Election. Friedrich Meinecke, The German Catastrophe: If Hindenburg had not named Hitler chancellor, the Nazi movement might have faded out on its own. He was educated at the University ctaastrophe Bonn and the University of Berlin.

He seems to feiedrich hoping to answer the questions: To the extent that he seeks out answers, he finds those answers in chance and historical contingency.

Trivia About German Catastroph 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 gedman. Bing Liu marked it as to-read Dec 19, Open Preview See a Problem?

To what extent was totalitarianism a peculiar German phenomenon rather than an aspect of general European development? It fhe highly relevant at this time. This site uses cookies.