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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The German people, he tells us, were fundamentally good, and he knew all along that they would emerge from the Hitler disaster. Another dreamed to construct a national socialism: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Under the Weimar RepublicMeinecke was a Vernunftsrepublikaner republican by reasonsomeone who supported the republic as the least bad alternative.

Reflections and Recollections All the rifts which had hitherto existed in the German people, both within the bourgeoisie and between the bourgeoisie and the working classes, were suddenly closed in the face of the common danger which snatched us out of the security of the material prosperity that meineke had been enjoying.

And more than that, one perceived in all camps that it was not meineckf matter merely of the unity of a gain-seeking partnership, but that an inner renovation of our whole state and culture was needed.


Black Gay Men of the South Turtle! Subscribe to The Curious Wanderer! Meinecke was best known for his work on 18thth century German intellectual and cultural history.

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AfterMeinecke fell into a state of semi-disgrace, and was removed freidrich editor of the Historische Zeitschrift. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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Meibecke what extent was totalitarianism a peculiar German phenomenon rather than an aspect of general European development? Meinecke acknowledges that in order to combine nationalism and socialism, the firm power of the state is needed.

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In the future, the only place of power that Germany should find should be in some type of European Federation. Steve Reads Steve Reads. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat 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.


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We generally believed indeed that this had already commenced and that it would progress further in the common experiences of the war, which was looked upon as a war of defense and self-protection. Within a year the unity was shattered and the German people were again separated upon various paths. One of Meinecke’s best-known books, Die Deutsche Katastrophe The German Catastrophe ofsees the historian attempting to reconcile his lifelong belief in authoritarian state power with the disastrous events of You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Inhe helped to found the Free University of Berlin frieddrich West Berlinand remained an important figure to the end of his life. Harvard University Press, After Half a Century Alvin H. He seems to be hoping to answer the questions: You are commenting using your Facebook account.