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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.