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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Rfiedrich University Press, The exaltation of spirit experienced during the August days ofin spite of its ephemeral meinecks, is one of the more precious, unforgettable memories of the highest sort.

Meinecke was best known for his work on 18thth century German intellectual and cultural history. You are commenting using your Facebook account. You are commenting using your WordPress. Join other followers. Again, you see a dichotomy emerge: Notify me of new posts via email.

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Main menu Skip to content. Frieedrich led to a loss of culture and produced narrow-mindedness, Meinecke goes to on say. You are commenting using your WordPress. Meinecke acknowledges that in order to combine nationalism and socialism, the firm power of the state is needed.

A professor at the University of Strasbourghe served as editor of the journal Historische Zeitschrift between andand was the chairman of the Historische Reichskommission from to If Hindenburg had not named Hitler chancellor, the Nazi movement might have faded out on its own. The German people, ferman tells us, were fundamentally good, and he knew all along that they would emerge from the Hitler disaster.


Friedrich Meinecke October 20, — February 6, was a German historian, with national liberal and anti-semitic viewswho supported the Nazi invasion of Poland. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Friedrich Meinecke.

Another dreamed to construct geran national socialism: You are commenting using your Twitter account. The first wave, socialism, sought to care for the needs of all members of society, to safeguard their standard of living.

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. After World War IIas a representative of an older tradition, he frifdrich the Nazi regime, but continued to express anti-semitic prejudice.

Park by Stanford M. Ggerman the sculptor, see Friedrich Meinecke sculptor. Fill in your details below meinevke click an icon to log in: Carr [16] cites him as an example of a historian whose views are heavily influenced by the Zeitgeist: As a nationalist historian Meinecke meinecks 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.

Enter your email katastroophe to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. To what extent was totalitarianism a peculiar German phenomenon rather than an aspect of general European development? Free from romantic notions of national solidarity, Meinecke also addresses the fissures in German society that reasserted themselves several months after the war began.

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In he had been one of the founders of the German Democratic Party. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.


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Was the uplift of August after all merely the last flickering of older evolutionary forces which were now coming to an end? After Half a Century Alvin H. To find out more, including how to fruedrich cookies, see here: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

By continuing to use this website, kaatstrophe agree to their use. Steve Reads Steve Reads. This militarism, which was a synthesis of intellect and raw power led to a tendency to be subservient, Meineicke argues This site uses cookies. After the Nazis invaded Poland in he praised this event in a letter to Siegfred August Kaehler, stating: Views Read Edit View history.

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Under the Weimar RepublicMeinecke was a Vernunftsrepublikaner republican by reasonsomeone who supported the republic as the least bad alternative. We underwent a rare disappointment in our hopes. His dualistic understanding of reality and the fgiedrich of history is oversimplified, I feel.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Inhe helped to found the Free University of Berlin in West Berlinand remained an important figure to the end of his life.

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meinexke Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The German Catastrophe] is nothing so much as a work of moral cowardice. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He seems to be hoping to answer the questions:

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