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Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort

By Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer

Princeton University Press, 2013, 704 pp.

Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort. by FRANZ NEUMANN, HERBERT MARCUSE, and OTTO KIRCHHEIMER. edited by RAFFAELE LAUDANI. Princeton University Press, 2013, 704 pp. $45.00.

War makes for strange bedfellows. Among the oddest pairings that World War II produced was the bringing together of William “Wild Bill” Donovan, head of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) -- a precursor to the CIA -- and a group of German Jewish Marxists he hired to help the United States understand the Nazis.

Donovan was a decorated veteran of World War I and a Wall Street lawyer

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  • WILLIAM E. SCHEUERMAN is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. He is the author of, among other books, Frankfurt School Perspectives on Globalization, Democracy, and the Law.
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