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Secret reports on Nazi Germany : the Frankfurt School contribution to the war effort /
Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer ; edited by Raffaele Laudani ; with a foreword by Raymond Geuss.
imprint
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
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xxiv, 679 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0691134138 (Cloth), 9780691134130 (Cloth)
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Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2013.
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0691134138 (Cloth)
9780691134130 (Cloth)
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The analysis of the enemy -- Anti-semitism: spearhead of universal terror / Franz Neumann -- Possible political changes in Nazi Germany in the near future / Herbert Marcuse -- Changes in the Reich government / Herbert Marcuse -- Speer's appointment as dictator of the German economy Franz Neumann and Paul Sweezy -- The significance of Prussian militarism for Nazi imperialism / Herbert Marcuse and Felix Gilbert -- German social stratification / Herbert Marcuse -- Patterns of collapse -- German morale after Tunisia / Franz Neumann -- Morale in Germany / Herbert Marcuse (assisted by Franz Neumann and Hans Meyerhoff) -- Possible patterns of German collapse / Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse and Felix Gilbert -- The social and political effects of air raids on the German people / Franz Neumann -- The attempt on Hitler's life and its consequences / Franz Neumann -- Political opposition -- The Free Germany manifesto and the German people / Franz Neumann -- The German Communist Party / Herbert Marcuse -- The Social Democratic Party of Germany / Herbert Marcuse -- Denazification and military government -- The abrogation of Nazi laws in the early period of MG / Otto Kirchheimer -- Dissolution of the Nazi Party and its affiliated organizations / Herbert Marcuse -- German cartels and cartel-like organizations / Franz Neumann -- Policy toward revival of old parties and establishment of new parties in Germany / Herbert Marcuse -- General principles of administration and civil service in Germany / Otto Kirchheimer -- Administration of German criminal justice under military government / Otto Kirchheimer -- The problem of inflation in Germany / Franz Neumann -- A new Germany in a new Europe -- The adaptation of centralized European controls of raw materials, industry, and transport / Franz Neumann and Paul Sweezy -- The revival of political and constitutional life in Germany / Franz Neumann -- The treatment of Germany / Franz Neumann -- Toward Nuremberg / Franz Neumann -- The "statement on atrocities" of the Moscow tripartite conference / Otto Kirchheimer and John Herz -- Problems concerning the treatment of war criminals / Franz Neumann -- Leadership principle and criminal responsibility / Otto Kirchheimer and John Herz -- Nazi plans for dominating Germany and Europe: the Nazi master plan / Herbert Marcuse -- Nazi plans for dominating Germany and Europe: Domestic crimes / Otto Kirchheimer -- A new enemy -- Status and prospects of German trade-unions and works councils / Herbert Marcuse -- The potentials of world communism / Herbert Marcuse.
catalogue key
8779566
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [611]-658) and index.
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"This collection brings alive with exceptional force the real politics behind critical theory. It highlights the range and sophistication of a vast array of intelligence reports about the structures of power and domination under National Socialist rule, compiled through the teamwork of Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer. Their cool objectivity is remarkable, and reminds us just how indebted we remain to their pioneering work."--Duncan Kelly, University of Cambridge "An intellectual dispossessed is an intellectual driven to understand the techniques of his dispossession. This indispensable volume assembles key texts by three German-Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany who contributed to America's wartime effort and the planning for postwar reconstruction. A fascinating archive for historians and political theorists alike, it reminds us that the Institute for Social Research carried to our shores not only philosophers but also worldly critics of modern dictatorship. Their insights have lost none of their relevance or power."--Peter E. Gordon, Harvard University " Secret Reports on Nazi Germany offers unique and privileged insight into three of twentieth-century Germany's most outstanding political minds: Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer. It is fascinating to follow their thought processes and ruminations as they sift through intelligence reports and newspaper articles in order to assess the German political situation during the eventful final two years of the National Socialist dictatorship."--Richard Wolin, author of Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse "This illuminating collection brings together for the first time key texts by Neumann, Marcuse, and Kirchheimer, and offers important insights into Nazi Germany. Laudani has provided an excellent scholarly service."--Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, author of Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011: From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy Everywhere
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"This collection brings alive with exceptional force the real politics behind critical theory. It highlights the range and sophistication of a vast array of intelligence reports about the structures of power and domination under National Socialist rule, compiled through the teamwork of Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer. Their cool objectivity is remarkable, and reminds us just how indebted we remain to their pioneering work."-- Duncan Kelly, University of Cambridge "An intellectual dispossessed is an intellectual driven to understand the techniques of his dispossession. This indispensable volume assembles key texts by three German-Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany who contributed to America's wartime effort and the planning for postwar reconstruction. A fascinating archive for historians and political theorists alike, it reminds us that the Institute for Social Research carried to our shores not only philosophers but also worldly critics of modern dictatorship. Their insights have lost none of their relevance or power."-- Peter E. Gordon, Harvard University " Secret Reports on Nazi Germany offers unique and privileged insight into three of twentieth-century Germany's most outstanding political minds: Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer. It is fascinating to follow their thought processes and ruminations as they sift through intelligence reports and newspaper articles in order to assess the German political situation during the eventful final two years of the National Socialist dictatorship."-- Richard Wolin, author of Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Lwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse "This illuminating collection brings together for the first time key texts by Neumann, Marcuse, and Kirchheimer, and offers important insights into Nazi Germany. Laudani has provided an excellent scholarly service."-- Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, author of Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011: From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy Everywhere
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" Secret Reports on Nazi Germany offers unique and privileged insight into three of twentieth-century Germany's most outstanding political minds: Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer. It is fascinating to follow their thought processes and ruminations as they sift through intelligence reports and newspaper articles in order to assess the German political situation during the eventful final two years of the National Socialist dictatorship."--Richard Wolin, author of Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse "This illuminating collection brings together for the first time key texts by Neumann, Marcuse, and Kirchheimer, and offers important insights into Nazi Germany. Laudani has provided an excellent scholarly service."--Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, author of Media Spectacle and Insurrection, 2011: From the Arab Uprisings to Occupy Everywhere
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2013-06-01:
Editor Laudani (history & human cultures, Univ. of Bologna) provides researchers and other readers with a fascinating collection of primary sources: intelligence reports produced by German Jewish refugees-Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirschheimer-when they worked for the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (the precursor to the CIA) in its Central European research division. Laudani argues that the documents are significant in part because all three men were members of the famed neo-Marxist Frankfurt School, and thus their insights into such topics as the nature of totalitarian regimes, plans for postwar de-Nazification, and the legal and philosophical basis of the Nuremberg war crimes tribunals shaped postwar political theories. VERDICT The history of wartime intelligence is a developing field, and this material is a welcome addition. If Laudani is correct that many of these reports (most of which are published here for the first time) had a limited impact on policy formulations, then a more forceful assertion as to their historical significance for the nonspecialist is required. While each document is given a brief editorial explanation, the collection would have benefited from a more detailed introduction providing the context and significance of the material. Recommended for specialists.-Frederic Krome, Univ. of Cincinnati Clermont Coll. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"[A] fascinating collection. . . . The history of wartime intelligence is a developing field, and this material is a welcome addition."-- Library Journal
[F]ascinating. . . . [T]his new volume . . . conveniently collects a substantial chunk of the original documents penned by Neumann and his research team.
"[F]ascinating. . . . [T]his new volume . . . conveniently collects a substantial chunk of the original documents penned by Neumann and his research team."-- William E. Scheuerman, Foreign Affairs
"[S]ome of the most brilliant analysis of Nazi Germany ever written and a valuable lesson in postwar planning. . . . [A] rich and multi-layered collection of political essays that will be of enduring interest to students of military intelligence, Marxism, Nazi Germany and the Allied effort in the Second World War."-- John Bew, New Statesman
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Summaries
Main Description
During the Second World War, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School--Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer--worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime forerunner of the CIA. This book brings together their most important intelligence reports on Nazi Germany, most of them published here for the first time. These reports provide a fresh perspective on Hitler's regime and the Second World War, and a fascinating window on Frankfurt School critical theory. They develop a detailed analysis of Nazism as a social and economic system and the role of anti-Semitism in Nazism, as well as a coherent plan for the reconstruction of postwar Germany as a democratic political system with a socialist economy. These reports played a significant role in the development of postwar Allied policy, including denazification and the preparation of the Nuremberg Trials. They also reveal how wartime intelligence analysis shaped the intellectual agendas of these three important German-Jewish scholars who fled Nazi persecution prior to the war. Secret Reports on Nazi Germany features a foreword by Raymond Geuss as well as a comprehensive general introduction by Raffaele Laudani that puts these writings in historical and intellectual context.
Main Description
During the Second World War, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School--Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer--worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime forerunner of the CIA. This book brings together their most important intelligence reports on Nazi Germany, most of them published here for the first time.These reports provide a fresh perspective on Hitlers regime and the Second World War, and a fascinating window on Frankfurt School critical theory. They develop a detailed analysis of Nazism as a social and economic system and the role of anti-Semitism in Nazism, as well as a coherent plan for the reconstruction of postwar Germany as a democratic political system with a socialist economy. These reports played a significant role in the development of postwar Allied policy, including denazification and the preparation of the Nuremberg Trials. They also reveal how wartime intelligence analysis shaped the intellectual agendas of these three important German-Jewish scholars who fled Nazi persecution prior to the war."Secret Reports on Nazi Germany" features a foreword by Raymond Geuss as well as a comprehensive general introduction by Raffaele Laudani that puts these writings in historical and intellectual context.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The contents of this book cover anti-semitism, possible political changes in Nazi Germany in the near future, changes in the Reich government, German social stratification, German morale after Tunisia, possible pattersn of German collapse, the German Communist Party, German cartels and cartel-like organizations, the problem of inflation in Germany, leadership principle and criminal responsibility, and much more.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Notes on the Textsp. xvii
On the Authorsp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
The Analysis of the Enemy
Anti-Semitism: Spearhead of Universal Terrorp. 27
Possible Political Changes in Nazi Germany in the Near Futurep. 31
Changes in the Reich Governmentp. 38
Speer's Appointment as Dictator of the German Economyp. 48
The Significance of Prussian Militarism for Nazi Imperialism: Potential Tensions in United Nations Psychological Warfarep. 61
German Social Stratificationp. 74
Patterns of Collapse
German Morale after Tunisiap. 95
Morale in Germanyp. 100
Possible Patterns of German Collapsep. 106
The Social and Political Effects of Air Raids on the German People: A Preliminary Surveyp. 118
The Attempt on Hitler's Life and Its Consequencesp. 133
Political Opposition
The Free Germany Manifesto and the German Peoplep. 149
The German Communist Partyp. 167
The Social Democratic Party of Germanyp. 199
Denazification and Military Government
The Abrogation of Nazi Laws in the Early Period of MGp. 229
Dissolution of the Nazi Party and Its Affiliated Organizationsp. 253
German Cartels and Cartel-Like Organizationsp. 264
Policy toward Revival of Old Parties and Establishment of New Parties in Germanyp. 285
General Principles of Administration and Civil Service in Germanyp. 301
Administration of German Criminal Justice under Military Governmentp. 318
The Problem of Inflation in Germanyp. 345
A New Germany in a New Europe
The Adaptation of Centralized European Controls of Raw Materials, Industry, and Transportp. 397
The Revival of German Political and Constitutional Life under Military Governmentp. 412
The Treatment of Germanyp. 436
Toward Nuremberg
The "Statement on Atrocities" of the Moscow Tripartite Conferencep. 451
Problems Concerning the Treatment of War Criminalsp. 457
Leadership Principle and Criminal Responsibilityp. 464
Nazi Plans for Dominating Germany and Europe: The Nazi Master Planp. 475
Nazi Plans for Dominating Germany and Europe: Domestic Crimesp. 522
A New Enemy
Status and Prospects of German Trade-Unions and Works Councilsp. 557
The Potentials of World Communismp. 591
Notesp. 611
Indexp. 659
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