Fritz Stern Dreams and Delusions

ISBN 13: 9780297793526

Dreams and Delusions

 
9780297793526: Dreams and Delusions

This highly praised collection of essays by eminent historian Fritz Stern ponders the monumental promise and catastrophe of twentieth-century German history.

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In this collection of lectures and articles, Stern assays continuities and contradictions of modern German history, raising anew the question of why so many Germans were seduced by National Socialism. In a piece titled "The Burden of Success" he argues that until the advent of Hitler the story of German Jewry was one of triumph"partial, embattled, vilified, but triumph nevertheless." In "Germany and the United States: Visions of a Declining Virtue," he discusses what he calls the return of the repressed, the reemergence of "a whole complex of guilt, shame, and forbidden longing." Other essays deal with Albert Einstein's antipathy to Germany, the life of German scientist Fritz Haber, and Ernst Reuter, democratic socialist of the Weimar Republic. In the final section, Stern reviews American scholarship in the field of German history. Stern is the author of Iron and Gold: Bismark, Bleichroder and the Building of the German Empire.
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From Library Journal:

An exceptionally rich and incisive collection on the German experience by a preeminent authority on modern Germany. Stern's essays include biographical analyses of Einstein and Fritz Haber, an examination of the Jews in German society, and an eloquent piece on the "temptation" of National Socialism. Also included are pieces on German-American relations in the postwar era, etc. Stern was born in Germany some years prior to Hitler's rule, and his essays possess a special yet balanced perspective. His reflections on the development of the German psyche are invaluable and should be read by anyone interested in the tragedy of the Nazis. Recommended for all academic libraries. Joseph W. Constance, Jr., Boston Coll. Lib.
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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson (1988)
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