Synopses & Reviews
This is a study in the pathology of cultural criticism. By analyzing the thought and influence of three leading critics of modern Germany, this study will demonstrate the dangers and dilemmas of a particular type of cultural despair.
"If only because it presents the intellectual and emotional background to National Socialism with rare clarity and penetrating analysis of its several and often sharply contrasting components, the ably written and profoundly interesting book...would be of importance....With its useful footnotes, selective bibliography and good index Professor Stern's study is American scholarship at its best." International Affairs
"An enlightening and solidly documented book of great value to those who would like to trace the ideological roots behind the most erratic and dramatic politics phases of modern Germany." American Political Science Review