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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Friedrich Meinecke

A professor at the University of Strasbourghe served as editor of the journal Historische Zeitschrift between andand was the chairman of friedrivh Historische Reichskommission from to Lists with This Book. Dec 21, John E rated it it was ok.

Anyo This out of print book offers food for thought on the current situation in America after the Trump Election. Gemseeker marked cagastrophe as to-read Feb 24, Email required Address never made public.

The German Catastrophe

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Johannes marked it as to-read Apr 18, Cory Ilgenfritz added it Jul 15, His solution for the Germans was to go back to the idealism of Goethe’s romanicism with a friedrlch dose of Christianity.

To what extent was totalitarianism a peculiar German phenomenon rather than an aspect of general European development? 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 fridrich buds forth. Viewed as a work of moral discovery, it is appalling.


This situation, plus bad social conditions including but not limited to the decrees of the Versailles Treaty were necessary for the existence of Hitler. Janaka marked geman as to-read Feb 11, Steve Walsh marked it as to-read Mar 08, Meinecke was born in Salzwedel in the Province of Saxony.

Carr [16] cites him as an example of a historian whose views are heavily influenced by the Zeitgeist: Anyone who is 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. Tomo marked it as to-read Jan 23, 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.

Friedrich Meinecke, The German Catastrophe – Steve Reads

Viewed as a homily, it may have had the intended effect. The exaltation of spirit experienced during the August days ofin spite of its ephemeral character, is one germn the more precious, unforgettable memories of the highest sort. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Learn how your comment data is processed. This site uses Akismet meinecoe reduce spam.


To the extent that he seeks out answers, he finds those answers in chance and historical contingency. Want to Read saving…. Nevertheless, he openly described himself as “antisemitic”, [10] and while he was willing to have Jewish friends and colleagues, the Nazi persecution of Jews never bothered him much. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Free from romantic notions of national solidarity, Meinecke also addresses the fissures in German society that reasserted themselves several months after the war began. Reflections and recollections Beacon paperback. Meinecle rated it it was ok Jan 20, Christian V marked it as to-read Jun jeinecke, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In he had been one of the founders of the German Democratic Party.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. His dualistic understanding of reality and the forces of history is oversimplified, I feel. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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