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Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer, and Raffaele Laudani


During World War II, 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 Adolf 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 ro ... More

Keywords: anti-Semitism, World War II, Frankfurt School, Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer, Office of Strategic Services, Nazi Germany, Nazism, postwar Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691134130
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Franz Neumann, author

Herbert Marcuse, author

Otto Kirchheimer, author

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Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kircheimer, and Raymond Geuss

Part I The Analysis of the Enemy

Part II Patterns of Collapse

8 Morale in Germany

Herbert Marcuse, (Assisted by Franz Neumann and Hans Meyerhoff)

9 Possible Patterns of German Collapse

Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Felix Gilbert

Part III Political Opposition

Part IV Denazification and Military Government

Part V A New Germany in a New Europe

Part VI Toward Nuremberg

Part VII A New Enemy

End Matter