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Die Tragödie Des Deutschen Liberalismus
Die Tragödie Des Deutschen Liberalismus
By Friedrich C. Sell
Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1953, 478 pp

A history of the vicissitudes of German liberalism, from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century, its rise and fall in the Bismarck era, its brief victory in the Weimar republic, to its collapse after 1930. In the author's view the German liberal tradition was real, not just a façade, and he undertakes to discover why it lacked the strength to counterbalance other, and destructive, political forces.