By Peter Viereck
More than part a century after the autumn of the 3rd Reich, Nazism, its roots and its crucial nature, stay a significant and unresolved enigma of the 20th century. throughout the interval of Hitler's ascendancy, so much makes an attempt at explaining this remarkable phenomenon have been framed in "economic," frequently Marxist, sociological phrases and ideas. Peter Viereck's Metapolitics, before everything released in 1941, broke with this conference by means of indicting Hitler by way of the Judaic-Christian moral culture and finding yes components of the Nazi worldview in German romantic poetry, song, and social suggestion. Newly improved, Metapolitics is still a key paintings within the cultural interpretation of Nazism and totalitarianism and within the mental interpretation of Hitler as a Wagnerite and failed artist.
The time period "metapolitics," a coinage from Richard Wagner's nationalist circle, indicates an ideology caused by 5 specified strands: romanticism (embodied mainly within the Wagnerian ethos), the pseudo-science of race, Fuehrer worship, imprecise fiscal socialism, and the alleged supernatural and subconscious strength of the Volk collectivity. jointly, these parts engendered an emphasis on irrationalism and hysteria and trust in a distinct German undertaking to direct the process the world's history.
Viereck analyzes nineteenth-century German thought's conflicting attitudes towards political techniques and social preparations rooted in classical, rational, legalistic, and Christian traditions. This version comprises an appreciation via Thomas Mann and an trade with Jacques Barzun debating Viereck's feedback of German romanticism. Viereck's essays at the case of Albert Speer, on Claus von Stauffenberg (the German officer who led the military conspiracy to assassinate Hitler), and at the poets Stefan George and Georg Heym look the following for the 1st time in ebook form.
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Metapolitics: From Wagner and the German Romantics to Hitler by Peter Viereck