German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History

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Axel Fair-Schulz, Mario Kessler
Lexington Books, May 26, 2011 - History - 260 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Werner Jaeger and Robert Ulich
1
Karl Loewenstein
19
Hans Rothfels and the Paradoxes of Cosmopolitan Conservatism
51
Woman Refugee Historian
85
Between Communism and AntiCommunism
93
Franz L Neumanns Place in the History of Political Thought
121
Jürgen Kuczynski
137
Mentor and Comrade
159
Between History and Futurology
173
Refugee Historians from Nazi Germany
213
Index
229
Contributors
241
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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 bildungsbYrgerlich Marxist Intellectuals. Mario Kessler is associate professor of contemporary history at University of Potsdam and author of Historia magistra vitae? +ber Geschichtswissenschaft und politische Bildung.

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