Neueste Wirtschaftsgeschichte der Juden in Russland und Polen

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Georg Olms Verlag, 1934 - Antisemitism - 250 pages
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Page viii - ... through and through, based on the Darwinian philosophy which permeated the epoch. The concept of the struggle for life, says Ratzel, is derived from the Malthusian assumption that the rate of reproduction of life tends to outrun the capacity of the lifespace. The struggle for life is, in the first place, a struggle for the space in which life unfolds itself. Life is infinite movement hemmed in by the confines of immovable space and the conquest of space is, therefore, the content of life.
Page ix - The concept of the social field shifts the emphasis from the simple and static concepts of space, or area, as former generations knew them, to something which is immeasurably more dynamic and complex.
Page ix - The members of the new group are therefore forced to tackle the 'infertile grounds', the as yet untapped sources of income. The majority will tolerate the minority so long as the latter does not seriously infringe upon its economic activities. For this reason such groups of newcomers engage, at least for some time, in a limited number of pursuits only, and do not enter into all the economic activities of the new country. In time, as the 'infertile grounds' — either because of changing conditions...
Page viii - ... space (territory or state). Jews and other minorities living among majorities do not have a territory of their own. Modern social science, however, may supply a theoretical framework to serve as a device for exploring and organizing the data (of the economic history) of a minority.

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