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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Julia rated it it was ok Aug 06, Notify me of new comments via email. Was the uplift of August after all merely the last flickering of older evolutionary forces which were now coming to an end? Wikimedia Commons has media related to Friedrich Meinecke.
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Friedrjch dualistic understanding of reality and the forces of history is oversimplified, I feel. Join other followers. Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Sep 02, I assumed that a historian of all people in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of all times would have some morally and intellectually probing thoughts on the matter.
After the Nazis invaded Poland in he praised this event in a letter to Siegfred August Kaehler, stating: Main menu Skip to content. Meinecke was best known for his work on 18thth century German intellectual and cultural history.
The German Catastrophe
Cory Ilgenfritz added it Jul 15, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: All the rifts which had hitherto existed in the German people, both within the bourgeoisie and between the bourgeoisie and the working classes, were suddenly closed in the face of the common danger which snatched us out of the security of the material prosperity that we had been enjoying. Margaret MacMillan, Paris A professor at the University of Strasbourghe served as editor of the journal Historische Zeitschrift between andand was the chairman of the Historische Reichskommission from to Within a year the unity was shattered and the German people were again separated upon various paths.
Friedrich Meinecke October 20, — February 6, was a German historian, with national liberal and anti-semitic viewswho supported the Nazi invasion of Poland.
Inhe helped to found the Free University of Berlin in West Berlinand remained an important figure to the end of his life. Tony marked it as to-read May 10, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Two forces are always struggling for primacy.
This dream failed to come to fruition. Steven Chang marked it as to-read Dec 14, His solution for the Germans was to go back to the idealism of Goethe’s romanicism with a heafty dose of Christianity. Like the CW on Facebook!
The first wave, socialism, sought to care for the needs of all members of society, to safeguard their standard of living. Notify me of new posts via email.
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Hamfast marked it as to-read Aug 26, The Long Road West: In he had been one of the founders of the German Democratic Party. Viewed as a work of moral discovery, it is appalling. Fill in your details below or click an icon to geerman in: Under the Third Reichhe had some sympathy for rriedrich regime, especially in regard to its early anti-semitic laws. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Learn how your comment data is processed.
German Catastrophe: Reflections & Recollections
Christian V marked it as to-read Jun 28, Again, you see a dichotomy emerge: Though Meinecke remained in public a supporter of the Nazi regimein private he became increasingly bothered by what he regarded as the violence and crudeness of the Nazis. Email required Address never made public. 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.
He meant to tell the German people that they were fundamentally good and that they would soon recover. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
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