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Germany, Politics and government, National socialism


Gender and Sexuality | History | Inequality and Stratification | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | Race and Ethnicity | Social Policy | Sociology


The rise of National Socialism in Germany and the resulting Holocaust has proven to be one of the most engaging subjects of historical reflection. Rather than presenting the Weimar Republic as a failed democracy, flawed in both its political culture and its democratic institutional tradition, and undermined by an economic collapse, the emphasis here will be on seeing it as a developed capitalist society with distinct structural deficiencies and contradictions that weakened it from the outset.




Monthly Review Press


New York

Radical Perspectives on the Rise of Fascism in Germany, 1919-1945



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