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The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War

Udi Greenberg


This book reveals the origins of two dramatic events: Germany's post-World War II transformation from a racist dictatorship to a liberal democracy, and the ideological genesis of the Cold War. The book shows that the foundations of Germany's reconstruction lay in the country's first democratic experiment, the Weimar Republic (1918–33). It traces the paths of five crucial German émigrés who participated in Weimar's intense political debates, spent the Nazi era in the United States, and then rebuilt Europe after a devastating war. Examining the unexpected stories of these diverse individuals—Pro ... More

Keywords: Germany, racist dictatorship, liberal democracy, Cold War, Weimar Republic, Carl J. Friedrich, Ernst Fraenkel, Waldemar Gurian, Karl Loewenstein, Hans Morgenthau

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691159331
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691159331.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Udi Greenberg, author
Dartmouth College