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Turning Points in Modern Times: Essays on German and European History
Turning Points in Modern Times: Essays on German and European History
By Karl Bracher
Harvard University Press, 1995, 338 pp

Nineteen essays by the distinguished German scholar whose entire work exemplifies the unity of humanistic study. At once a historian and a political scientist, with a trained philosophic bent, Bracher has done more than any other German--and started earlier--to explicate the history and meaning of National Socialism. In these new essays he returns to an analysis of totalitarianism, to the challenges that faced democracy in the interwar years, and to the problems and possibilities of a democratic renaissance in Europe after 1989. A valuable work for an understanding in-depth of thought and politics in our century.