The Seduction of Culture in German History

The Seduction of Culture in German History

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During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes. Remarkably, his propagandists broadcast this fact, convinced that it would reveal not his callousness but his sensitivity: the destruction had failed to crush his artist's spirit. It is impossible to begin to make sense of this thinking without understanding what Wolf Lepenies calls The Seduction of Culture in German History.

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (March 06, 2006)

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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