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  • ISBN 0300076223
  • ISBN13 978-0300076226
  • Language English
  • Author Fritz Stern
  • Publisher Yale University Press (June 10, 1999)
  • Pages 364
  • Formats rtf mbr mobi doc
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1757 kb
  • Size Fb2 1223 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 987

This collection of essays by eminent historian Fritz Stern ponders the monumental promise and catastrophe of twentieth-century German history. It is now reissued with a new introduction by the author.

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Fritz Richard Stern (February 2, 1926 – May 18, 2016) was a German-born American historian of German history, Jewish history and historiography. He was a University Professor Emeritus and a provost at New York's Columbia University

Fritz Richard Stern (February 2, 1926 – May 18, 2016) was a German-born American historian of German history, Jewish history and historiography. He was a University Professor Emeritus and a provost at New York's Columbia University. His work focused on the complex relationships between Germans and Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries and on the rise of National Socialism in Germany during the first half of the 20th century.

German-born and a longtime professor at Columbia University, Mr. Stern . Stern identified themes and intellectual currents that led to Germany’s drift toward totalitarianism. In his first book, The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Germanic Ideology, published in 1961, Dr. Stern shed light on the intellectual climate that made Germany receptive to Nazi ideology. He pursued these avenues of inquiry in the essays collected in The Failure of Illiberalism: Essays on the Political Culture of Modern Germany (1972) and Dreams and Delusions: The Drama of German History (1987). Fritz Richard Stern was born on Feb. 2, 1926, in Breslau.

Fritz Stern writes more beautifully with every passing year

Fritz Stern writes more beautifully with every passing year. This collection of essays, written over the past decade, revolves around the eternal "German question," and historians' efforts to grasp it. Stern writes with all the poignancy of one who loves German civilization deeply and is determined to fathom how it could have done such terrible violence to others, and to.

Other essays deal with Albert Einstein's antipathy to Germany, the life of German scientist Fritz Haber, and Ernst Reuter, democratic socialist of the Weimar Republic. Stern is the author of Iron and Gold: Bismark, Bleichroder and the Building of the German Empire.

This highly praised collection of essays by eminent historian Fritz Stern ponders the monumental promise and catastrophe of. .Dreams and Delusions : National Socialism in the Drama of the German Past.

This highly praised collection of essays by eminent historian Fritz Stern ponders the monumental promise and catastrophe of twentieth-century German history.

Alternative Title: Fritz Richard Stern Stern’s other works include the essay collections The Failure of Illiberalism: Essays on the Political Culture of Modern Germany (1972) and Dreams.

Alternative Title: Fritz Richard Stern. Stern’s most-influential books include his first publication, The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Germanic Ideology (1961), in which he studied nativist writers in Germany in the late 19th century, and Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichröder and the Building of the German Empire (1977), which focused on the relationship between Prussian.

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Gajurus
Reflections on German history of the 20th century, from Kaiser Wilhelm to the years immediately preceding the re-unification, by a liberal Columbia historian with the background of a Jewish German refugee.
For me the core of the book, apart from the essay on the temptations of nazi-ism for normal people, is the trio of bio essays on 3 emigrants, only one of whom returned and made his name 'at home'.
Einstein is well known as a non-conformist, a pacifist, a complex genius with his own political mind. He was a double emigrant, literally, insofar as he had already left Germany for Switzerland as a very young man, because he found life and schooling there unbearable. What lured him back after some years was the appeal of the great science center of Berlin. He got there just in time for WW1. He was never comfortable outside his inner circle of science friends. He left later and he never came back.
Fritz Haber is nowadays not so well known outside science and chemical industry. He was the prototype of the assimilated Jew who made a deal with power and became the German Oppenheimer of WW1. Ironically and tragically, the Nazis didn't give a damn for his merits for the fatherland, forced him out of his leading position in the science world and into exile, where he died within a year after the Machtergreifung, while in Switzerland in transit from the UK to Palestine.
Reuter was a different kind of man: a prodigal son from a well to do bourgeois family, he became a socialist, later a social democrat, had to emigrate, spent his exile in Turkey, and came back to become a leader of the SPD after the war. His main claim for fame is his role in the Berlin Air Bridge, while he was Berlin Mayor. He was the mentor of Willy Brandt, another returner from exile, he in Norway and Sweden. (Since Brandt is my main hero in the post war Germany, Reuter collected plenty of merit points there.)
The essay on why 33 happened has a few interesting paras on Hitler's religion. This is interesting because during last year's debates over Dawkins/Hitchens/Harris, some claimed that Hitler was a proof of the evil of atheism. Well, I think he hardly was, though he surely was not a good Austrian Catholic, as he should have been, and for sure on the bottom line his work was un-Christian, but was he an atheist? Absolutely and emphatically: no!
Stern later was awarded one of Germany's highest literary prizes for his books on German history, the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels, sort of the Nobel Peace Prize for writers. Well earned.
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