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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Anyone who friderich interested in exploring what history could suggest about potentially repeating itself in America should try to get a copy of this book and read it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Notify me of new comments via email. Another dreamed to construct a national socialism: In order to explain himself, Meinecke explains that society needs to retain a careful balance between rationality and irrationality perhaps what he refers to in other places as civilization and culture frkedrich, respectively. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 22, David. Meinecke was born in Salzwedel in the Province of Saxony.

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Tomo marked it as to-read Jan 23, Militarism led to a loss of culture and produced narrow-mindedness, Meinecke goes to on say. Dec 21, John E rated it it was ok.


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Free from romantic notions of national solidarity, Meinecke also addresses the fissures in German society that reasserted themselves several months after the war began. We underwent a rare disappointment in our hopes. InMeinecke helped to found the Free University of Berlin.

Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat AfterMeinecke fell into a state of semi-disgrace, and was removed menecke editor of the Historische Zeitschrift.

Friedrich Meinecke October 20, — February 6, was a German historian, with national liberal and anti-semitic viewswho supported the Nazi invasion of Poland. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: And more than that, one perceived in friedricb camps that it was not a matter merely of the unity of a gain-seeking partnership, but that an inner renovation of our whole state and culture was needed.

German Catastrophe: Reflections & Recollections by Friedrich Meinecke

Under the Weimar RepublicMeinecke was a Vernunftsrepublikaner republican by reasonsomeone who supported the republic as the least bad alternative. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Black Gay Men of the South Turtle! Dario marked it as to-read Mar 09, Like the CW on Facebook!

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It is highly relevant at this time. Inhe helped to found the Free University of Berlin in West Berlinand remained an important figure to the end of his life.

In the future, the only place of power that Germany should find should be in some type of European Federation.

In the book Meinecke interprets National Socialism as an “alien force occupying Germany”, [13] while at the same time expressing anti-semitic prejudice towards the Jews. Michelle Mengsu marked it as to-read Nov 11, Also, it seems that everything has the seed of its own undoing nationalism cataastrophe started as a liberal force, but its greed for power led to its abuse.

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