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Meta-politics: The Roots of the Nazi Mind
More than half a century after the fall of the Third Reich, Nazism, its roots and its essential nature, remain a central and unresolved enigma of the twentieth century. During the period of Hitler's ascendancy, most attempts at explaining this unprecedented phenomenon were framed in "economic," often Marxist, sociological terms and concepts. Peter Viereck's Metapolitics, initially ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Newly revised edition, 371 pages
Published 1961 by Capricorn
(first published 1941)
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Excellent study on the roots and origins of Nazism, tracing all the way back to the end of the 30 Years War and the Peace of Westphalia, with the birth of the nation states . . . which led to nationalism . . . which then led to romanticism . . . which then led to Nazism . . . Viereck makes compelling arguments in a well written study. A must-read for history buffs!
Peter Robert Edwin Viereck (August 5, 1916 May 13, 2006), was an American poet and political thinker, as well as a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College for five decades.<br /><br />Viereck was born in New York, the son of <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/497356.George_Sylvester_Viereck" title="George Sylvester Viereck" rel="nofollow">George Sylvester Viereck</a>. He received his B.A. summa cum laude in history in 1937 from Harvard University. He then specialized in European history, receiving his M.A. in 1939 and his ...more