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German Scholars in Exile : New Studies in Intellectual History

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German Scholars in Exiledeals with intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in either the United States or in American Services in Great Britain and post-WWII Germany. The volume focuses on scholars who were outside the commonly known Max Horkheimer-Hannah Arendt circles, who are less well-known but not less important. Their experiences ranged from an outstanding career at an Ivy-League university to a return to the German Democratic Republic and a position as an economic advisor to East Berlin's party leadership. None had actual political power, but many asserted some degree of influence. Their intellecutal legacies can still be seen in today's political culture.show more

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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 0739150235
  • 9780739150238

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German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History is a diverse collection of intellectual biographies of not-soon-to-be-forgotten scholars. The volume is both a grim testament to the intellectual upheavals resulting from fascist oppression and the violence of war as well as a celebration of the tenacity and determination of those exiled by war to develop innovative and lasting contributions to academia. A fascinating and valuable collection of essays. -- Alexandra E. Hui, Mississippi State University This collection of essays profiles ten exiled German and Austrian intellectuals who, the editors claim, are "less well-known but not less important figures" (ix) than contemporaries such as Hannah Arendt or Max Horkheimer. The book complements and expands upon the analyses in David Kettler and Gerhard Lauer's edited volume Exile, Science, and Bildung: The Contested Legacies of German Emigre Intellectuals (New York, 2005). The essays vary in length and depth, ranging from brief sketches to lengthier analyses. German Studies Reviewshow more

About Axel Fair-Schulz

Axel Fair-Schulzis assistant professor of history at The State University of New York at Potsdam and author of Loyal Subversion: East Germany and its bildungsburgerlich Marxist Intellectuals. Mario Kessler is associate professor of contemporary history at University of Potsdam and author of Historia magistra vitae? Uber Geschichtswissenschaft und politische Bildung.show more

Table of contents

1 Preface 2 Werner Jaeger and Robert Ulich: Two Emigre Scholars on Educational Theory 3 Karl Loewenstein: From Public Law to Political Science 4 Hans Rothfels and the Paradoxes of Cosmopolitan Conservatism 5 Woman, Refugee, Historian: The Life and Career of Helene Wieruszowski 6 Between Communism and Anti-Communism: Franz Borkenau 7 Franz L. Neumann's Place in the History of Political Thought: A Sketch 8 Jurgen Kuczynski: A German-Jewish Marxist Scholar in Exile 9 Mentor and Comrade: Henry Pachter 10 Between History and Futurology: Ossip K. Flechtheim 11 Refugee Historians from Nazi Germany: Political Attitudes towards Democracy 12 Acknowledgements 13 List of Contributorsshow more