Synopses & Reviews
Gordon A. Craig (1913-2005), one of America's most distinguished historians of modern Germany, was an indefatigable essayist. This volume gathers previously uncollected articles from the last quarter of a career that spanned six decades. Placing politics in the perspective of culture, and culture in the perspective of politics, these essays examine the persistent tension between liberalism and militarism in German history, and include the author's reflections on political leadership, intellectual creativity, and military catastrophe.
Gordon A. Craig was the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. Tact and Intelligence: Essays on Diplomatic History and International Relations is a companion volume of his essays.