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

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H. Fertig, 1998 - Political Science - 373 pages
In his classic study of the idealogical sources of National Socialism, George L. Mosse explores a unique complex of anti-democratic ideas deeply embedded in German history. He traces these currents of thought though the 19th and 20th centuries to show how a peculiarly Germanic ideology became institutionalized in the schools, youth movements, veterans' groups and political parties, and how the "German revolution" called for by the ideology's exponents was transformed by Hitler into an "anti-Jewish revolution," and an effective political program as the Nazis rose to power.

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Not for the faint of heart, but essential for those who want a stronger historical mind and spirit. My caveat is simply based on the inevitable density and complexity of intellectial history, though ... Read full review

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