The Nietzsche Legacy in Germany: 1890 - 1990

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University of California Press, Feb 25, 1994 - Philosophy - 337 pages
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Countless attempts have been made to appropriate the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche for diverse cultural and political ends, but nowhere have these efforts been more sustained and of greater consequence than in Germany. Aschheim offers a magisterial chronicle of the philosopher's presence in German life and politics.
 

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Contents

The Historian and the Legacy of Nietzsche
1
Germany and the Battle over Nietzsche 18901914
17
The NotSoDiscrete Nietzscheanism of the Avantgarde
51
Nietzscheanism Institutionalized
85
Zarathustra in the Trenches The Nietzsche Myth World War I and the Weimar Republic
128
Nietzschean Socialism Left and Right
164
After the Death of God Varieties of Nietzschean Religion
201
Nietzsche in the Third Reich
232
National Socialism and the Nietzsche Debate Kulturkritik Ideology and History
272
Nietzscheanism Germany and Beyond
308
Nietzsche and Nazism Some Methodological and Historical Reflections
315
Index
331
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Steven E. Aschheim is Associate Professor of History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is the author of Brothers and Strangers: The East European Jew in German and German-Jewish Consciousness, 1800-1923 (1982).

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