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The Crisis of German Ideology: Intellectual Origins of the Third Reich

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Unknown Binding, 373 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Howard Fertig (first published 1964)
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This is not a perfect book; it is quite dated and deals with some pretty wacky concepts through an old-fashioned lens. The wackiness of it, however, is exactly it strength. Instead of focusing on the big-name german philosophers who commonly might be associated with Nazism, you get a bunch of zany pseudo-philosophers and their sociologically biased interpretations of the greats. It seems pretty believable to me, given that these are the people who generally tend to have the most effect on the po ...more
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get ready to read the word völkisch probably a billion times
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(Huizinga's account (in Autumn) of German Pietism, which Mosse discusses at the beginning of this book, is in ch. 8, pp. 222ff.)
Amazing and perfectly written. A feeling almost of contemporary thought goes through the mind.
Nov 21, 2009 Jonathan added it
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German-born American social and cultural historian.

Mosse authored 25 books on a variety of fields, from English constitutional law, Lutheran theology, to the history of fascism, Jewish history, and the history of masculinity.

He was perhaps best-known for his books and articles that redefined the discussion and interpretation of Nazism.
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