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Author Rosenfeld, Gavriel David, 1967- author

Title The Fourth Reich : the specter of Nazism from World War II to the present / Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Contents Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1 Between Fantasy and Nightmare: Inventing the Fourth Reich in the Third Reich; 2 From Werewolves to Democrats: The Fourth Reich under Allied Occupation; 3 The Fourth Reich Turns Right: Renazifying Germany in the 1950s; 4 From Germany to the United States: Universalizing the Fourth Reich in the Turbulent 1960s; 5 "Hitler in Argentina!": Fictionalizing the Fourth Reich in the Long 1970s; 6 Re-Germanizing the Fourth Reich: From Reunification to the Reich Citizens' Movement; Conclusion
Summary Ever since the collapse of the Third Reich, anxieties have persisted about Nazism's revival in the form of a Fourth Reich. Gavriel D. Rosenfeld reveals, for the first time, these postwar nightmares of a future that never happened and explains what they tell us about Western political, intellectual, and cultural life. He shows how postwar German history might have been very different without the fear of the Fourth Reich as a mobilizing idea to combat the right-wing forces that genuinely threatened the country's democratic order. He then explores the universalization of the Fourth Reich by left-wing radicals in the 1960s, its transformation into a source of pop culture entertainment in the 1970s, and its embrace by authoritarian populists and neo-Nazis seeking to attack the European Union since the year 2000. This is a timely analysis of a concept that is increasingly relevant in an era of surging right-wing politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 2, 2019)
Subject Collective memory -- Western countries
Fear -- Political aspects -- Western countries
National socialism -- History
Nazis -- History
Political culture -- Germany
Political culture -- Western countries
Right-wing extremists -- Germany
Germany -- History -- Errors, inventions, etc
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1945-1990
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1108497497
1108572456 (electronic bk.)
1108628583 (electronic bk.)
9781108572453 (electronic bk.)
9781108628587 (electronic bk.)