Download Britain and the Weimar Republic: The History of a Cultural by Colin Storer PDF

By Colin Storer

Among the 2 global wars, Germany controlled -- regardless of the entire political upheavals it used to be experiencing -- to draw super huge numbers of British visitors and travelers. through the Weimar interval particularly, Germany attracted viewers from nearly each portion of British society. during this publication, Colin Storer strikes past the normal scholarly concentrate on figures equivalent to Christopher Isherwood and John Maynard Keynes to supply the 1st extensive comparative examine of British highbrow attitudes in the direction of Weimar Germany. in line with unique learn and utilizing impressive examples from highbrow lifestyles and literature it highlights the range of British attitudes, demanding situations acquired reviews on components equivalent to the "inevitable collapse" of the Republic, and seeks to set up why Weimar Germany was once so attractive to this kind of number of members.

Show description

Read Online or Download Britain and the Weimar Republic: The History of a Cultural Relationship (International Library of Twentieth Century History) PDF

Best politics books

Maxwell's Demon and the Golden Apple: Global Discord in the New Millennium

Simply what precisely will keep on with the yank century? this is often the query Randall L. Schweller explores in his provocative evaluation of overseas politics within the twenty-first century.

Schweller considers the way forward for international politics, correlating our reliance on know-how and our multitasking, distracted, disorganized lives with a fragmenting global order. He combines the Greek delusion of the Golden Apple of Discord, and is the reason the beginning of the Trojan struggle, with a glance on the moment legislation of thermodynamics, or entropy.

"In the arrival age," Schweller writes, "disorder will reign superb because the international succumbs to entropy, an irreversible strategy of disorganization that governs the path of all actual alterations occurring within the universe. " Interweaving his idea of world illness with matters at the global stage—coupled with a disquisition on board video games and the cellphone app indignant Birds—Schweller's thesis yields unbelievable insights.

Maxwell's Demon and the Golden Apple will attract leaders of firm agencies and govt courses in addition to teachers of undergraduate classes in diplomacy.

Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

Long island occasions BESTSELLER

Michael B. Oren's memoir of his time as Israel's ambassador to the United States--a interval of transformative swap for the United States and a time of violent upheaval in the course of the center East--provides a frank, attention-grabbing glance contained in the particular courting among the USA and its closest best friend within the region.

Michael Oren served because the Israeli ambassador to the USA from 2009 to 2013. An American via delivery and a historian through education, Oren arrived at his diplomatic submit simply as Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton assumed place of work. in the course of Oren's tenure in workplace, Israel and the US grappled with the Palestinian peace approach, the Arab Spring, and existential threats to Israel posed through foreign terrorism and the Iranian nuclear application. solid within the Truman management, America's alliance with Israel used to be subjected to huge, immense traces, and its destiny was once wondered via commentators in either international locations. On a couple of social gathering, the friendship's very cloth appeared with reference to unraveling.

Ally is the tale of that enduring alliance--and of its divides--written from the viewpoint of a guy who treasures his American identification whereas proudly serving the Jewish kingdom he has come to name domestic. not anyone might have been larger fitted to advance bridges among the USA and Israel than Michael Oren--a guy both at domestic leaping out of a airplane as an Israeli paratrooper and discussing center East background on TV's Sunday morning political exhibits. within the pages of this fast moving e-book, Oren interweaves the tale of his own trip with behind-the-scenes bills of fateful conferences among President Obama and major Minister Netanyahu, high-stakes summits with the Palestinian chief Mahmoud Abbas, and diplomatic crises that intensified the debate surrounding the world's such a lot contested strip of land.

A quintessentially American tale of a tender guy who refused to relinquish a dream--irrespective of the obstacles--and an inherently Israeli tale approximately assuming laborious obligations, best friend is instantaneously a checklist, a chronicle, and a confession. And it's a tale approximately love--about anyone lucky adequate to like nations and to symbolize one to the opposite. yet, in particular, this memoir is a testomony to an alliance that was once and may stay important for americans, Israelis, and the world.

Praise for Ally

"The smartest and juiciest diplomatic memoir that I've learn in years, and I've learn my proportion. . . . [Oren's] memoir is the simplest contribution but to a transforming into literature--from Vali Nasr's Dispensable kingdom to Leon Panetta's necessary Fights--describing how overseas coverage is made within the Age of Obama. "--Bret Stephens, The Wall road Journal

"Unlike different diplomatic memoirs, which not often expose something arguable, [Ally] is provocative. . . . Oren's booklet bargains a view into the deep rifts that experience opened not just among Washington and Jerusalem, but additionally among Israeli and American Jews. "--Newsweek

"A publication jam-packed with penetrating insights . . . [Oren is] probably the most uniquely certified judges of this ever extra an important designated dating. "--The Washington Times

"The diplomatic similar of a 'kiss-and-tell' memoir . . . informative and in components pleasing. "--Financial Times

"The speak of Washington and Jerusalem . . . an final insider's tale informed whereas the entire gamers store Oren are nonetheless in position. "--New York Post

From the Hardcover version.

Politics and Public Debt: The Dominion, the Banks and Alberta's Social Credit

Concentrating on the melancholy, moment global conflict, and early post-War interval, Robert Ascah examines the interplay of politics and capital markets in Canada from the point of view of the debt administration functionality. Ascah's insightful research explores the kingdom Government's dealings with family and foreign finance capital and their response to the guidelines of Alberta's Social credits executive, and specifically the April 1936 default.

Additional info for Britain and the Weimar Republic: The History of a Cultural Relationship (International Library of Twentieth Century History)

Sample text

N. Brailsford; while conditions ‘under the Treaty’ and in the Occupied Rhineland were keenly observed by liberal and left-wing writers who regarded the Treaty of Versailles as a ‘Carthaginian peace’. Similarly, as a hub of European road, rail and air travel, Berlin in particular was an ideal stopping place for Britons travelling across Europe from east to west. This, and the increasing polarisation of German politics (or at least the perception of it), made it a favoured port of call for Britons bound to and from Moscow.

All tourism includes some travel, but not all travel is tourism. 83 The breadth and inclusiveness of these definitions is interesting in this context, as it means that tourism can be said to encompass most of the activities undertaken by the individuals discussed in this study. By Burkart and Medlik’s definition, most intellectual visitors to Weimar Germany were tourists, even those for whom the trip was in some sense connected with their work and their art. The only exceptions would be those individuals like Frederick Voigt, the Manchester Guardian’s correspondent, lived and worked in Berlin between 1920 and 1933, who would be classed as migrants.

But they were in reality anything but a typical upper-middle-class family. Anna Muthesius, the matriarch of the family, was a former professional soprano who designed her own clothes and extolled feminist principles. 71 However, to admit this would not have suited the image that Auden wished to present of himself as a bohemian and rebel against his own very conventional middle-class upbringing. 72 Nor was Auden alone in associating Germany with rebellion against his class and country. 73 So determined was he to escape the cloying atmosphere of his homeland and his background, that he spent much of the interwar period travelling, and eventually turned his back on Britain for good, settling in California in 1939.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.45 of 5 – based on 9 votes