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Other God that Failed : Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism - 88 edition

Other God that Failed : Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism (ISBN10: 0691055084; ISBN13: 9780691055084)
ISBN13: 978-0691055084
ISBN10: 0691055084

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0691008233
ISBN10: 069100823X

Summary: Why did some of the ''best and brightest'' of Weimar intellectuals advocate totalitarian solutions to the problems of liberal democratic, capitalist society? How did their ''radical conservatism'' contribute to the rise of National Socialism? What roles did they play in the Third Reich? How did their experience of totalitarianism lead them to recast their social and political thought? This biography of Hans Freyer, a prominent German sociologist and political ideologist, is a case st ...show moreudy of intellectuals and a ''god that failed''--not on the political left, but on the right, where its significance has been overlooked. The author explores the interaction of political ideology and academic social science in democratic and totalitarian regimes, the transformation of German conservatism by the experience of National Socialism, and the ways in which tension between former collaborators and former opponents of National Socialism continued to mold West German intellectual life in the postwar decades. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 88
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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year Published: 1988
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