Jahre der Entscheidung Erster Teil: Deutschland und die Weltgeschichtliche Entwicklung
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Jahre der Entscheidung Erster Teil: Deutschland und die Weltgeschichtliche Entwicklung

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Oswald Spengler's last major text, examining the political realities of Germany immediately following Hitler's seizure of power. Heavily critical of the National Socialist regime, the work was banned by the Nazi state in 1934. The work specifically criticizes the pseudo-science of Nazi racism, seeing it as an attempt to hijack Darwinism (for which Spengler had expressed di...more
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Published 1933 by C.H. Beck
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Esdaile
und ich denke diese schöne Ausgabe ist auch meine-ich muss es ausssuchen. Es ist lange her seit ich dem Buch las aber ich kann mich erinnern wie deutlich er warnte vor den Fehler der NS Bewegung, mdas Ausland und die Auslandspolitik ernst zu nehmen. War die Machtergreifung nicht wie ein Feier mit gefährlichem Alkohol? Er warnte und sah was kommen würde, nämlich die Rache der Reste der Welt. Deutschland meinte Experte in Sache innere Politik zu sein udn hat gerade eine Revolution vollbracht aber...more
Dave
I confess I am a bit mystified by the high reviews from other readers. It's not the often distasteful nature of what Spengler says, but the lack of coherent, consistent, and original thinking that made this book a bit of a chore for me.

One highlight, however, is that here is a Spengler book I can actually understand (for the most part).

The book blurb talks of how this book influenced Nazism and Hitler in particular. Unfortunately, there is good reason for this link. Spengler talks a lot about ra...more
Lukas
Eine Bewertung, die beileibe nicht mein Zustimmung mit den Inhalten widerspiegelt, sondern einzig und allein die Tatsache, dass die aufmerksame Lektüre dieses Buches hilft, einerseits einen Blick für epochenübergreifende Geschichte zu bekommen und andererseits auch dazu beiträgt, eine eigene Meinung zum Thema Nationalismus, "germanischem" Charakter und die Rolle Deutschlands und heute auch Europa in der weltpolitischen Entwicklung zu bekommen.
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Oswald Spengler was born in 1880 in Blankenburg (then in the Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire) at the foot of the Harz mountains, the eldest of four children, and the only boy. His family was conservative German of the petite bourgeoisie. His father, originally a mining technician, who came from a long line of mineworkers, was a post office bureaucrat. His childhood home was emotionally reserved,...more
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