The German catastrophe: Reflections and recollections (Beacon paperback) [ Friedrich Meinecke] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. London: Allen and Unwin.) DIE DEUTSCHE KATASTROPHE: BETRACHTUNGEN UND. ERINNERUNGEN. By Friedrich Meinecke. ( Zurich: Aero-. Verlag. public officials today. The author tells us to follow the common good-but. “What is the common good?” is the real question perplexing the world, and on.

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And more than that, one perceived in all 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. In order to explain frierdich, 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 culturerespectively.

If Hindenburg had not named Hitler chancellor, the Nazi movement might have faded out on its own. After Half a Century Alvin H. After World War IIgreman a representative of an older tradition, he criticized the Nazi regime, but continued to express anti-semitic prejudice. Again, you see a dichotomy emerge: He was educated at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. As a nationalist historian Meinecke didn’t care very much for the desires of peoples in Eastern Europe, [4] and went as far as writing about “raw bestiality of the south Slavs”, [5] while favoring German expansionism into the East. Meinecke acknowledges that tge order to combine nationalism and socialism, the firm power of the state is needed. Subscribe to The Friecrich Wanderer!

The German Catastrophe

Black Gay Men of the South Turtle! InMeinecke helped to found the Free University of Berlin. Meinecke was born in Salzwedel in the Province katasfrophe Saxony. I picked this book up because Pflanze mentioned it in his biography of Bismarck. Main menu Skip to content. Reflections and Recollections To what extent was totalitarianism a peculiar German phenomenon rather than an aspect jatastrophe general European development?

His dualistic understanding of reality and the forces of history is oversimplified, I feel.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. AfterMeinecke fell into a state of semi-disgrace, and was removed as editor of the Historische Zeitschrift. In this case, individuals were simply citizens of the state. Was the uplift of August after germwn merely the last flickering of older evolutionary forces which were now coming to an end?

This dream failed to come to fruition. We underwent a rare disappointment in our hopes. This situation, plus bad social conditions including but not limited to the decrees of the Versailles Treaty were necessary for the existence of Hitler.


Harvard University Press, 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. When the First World War broke out, it seemed once more that a kind angel might lead the German people back to the right path.

Viewed as a work of moral discovery, it is appalling. Katasttrophe page was last edited on 28 Decemberat 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.

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