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    By Alan Crawford, Tony Czuczka

    Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship solid in difficulty is the definitive new biography of the world’s strongest lady. Delving into Merkel’s earlier, the authors clarify the causes in the back of her force to remake Europe for the age of globalization, her financial position types and the stories below communism that colour her judgements. For the 1st time in English, Merkel is totally put in her ecu context. via specific interviews with best coverage makers and Merkel confidants, the booklet finds the behind-the-scenes drama of the trouble that got here to dominate her chancellorship, her prickly courting with the U.S. and admiration for japanese Europe.

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  • Download E-books Spinoza and German Idealism PDF

    By Yitzhak Y. Melamed

    There may be no doubt that with out Spinoza, German Idealism might were simply as most unlikely because it may were with no Kant. but the appropriate nature of Spinoza's impression at the German Idealists has infrequently been studied intimately. This quantity of essays via top students sheds mild on how the appropriation of Spinoza through Fichte, Schelling and Hegel grew out of the reception of his philosophy by means of, between others, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Jacobi, Herder, Goethe, Schleiermacher, Maimon and, after all, Kant. the amount therefore not just illuminates the heritage of Spinoza's idea, but in addition initiates a real philosophical discussion among the guidelines of Spinoza and people of the German Idealists. the problems at stake - the worth of humanity; the prospect and value of self-negation; the character and cost of cause and mind's eye; human freedom; teleology; intuitive wisdom; the character of God - stay of the top philosophical significance at the present time.

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  • Download E-books The Länder and German Federalism (Issues in German Politics) PDF

    By Arthur Gunlicks

    An illuminating creation to how the Lander (the 16 states of Germany) functionality not just in the nation itself but additionally in the wider context of eu political opinions. appears to be like on the Lnader within the constitutional order of the rustic, and the political and administrative process. Their association and management is totally lined, as is their monetary management. The function of events and elections within the Lander is checked out, and the significance in their parliaments. the 1st paintings within the English language that considers the Lander during this intensity.

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  • Download E-books Exploring the German Language PDF

    If we wish to know the way German audio system take into consideration themselves and the area within which they reside, then an invaluable starting point is by means of taking a look at the language they use. This totally revised and up-to-date variation presents a scientific method of the learn of the German language and an advent to the social points of the language, together with its dialects, its background and the makes use of of the language this present day. No past wisdom of linguistics is thought, and every bankruptcy is followed by way of a chain of useful workouts. This variation features a fresh part on gender, purism and German unification, clean examples for research and an up to date bankruptcy at the geography of Germany this day. The booklet can help scholars not just to discover new methods of exploring the German language, but additionally of considering and speaking approximately German-speaking cultures.

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  • Download E-books A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany PDF

    By Frances Guerin

    Cinema is a medium of sunshine. and through Weimar Germany's strengthen to technological modernity, mild - relatively the representational probabilities of electric mild - grew to become the hyperlink among the cinema monitor and the quick adjustments that have been remodeling German life.In Frances Guerin's compelling heritage of German silent cinema of the Nineteen Twenties, the cutting edge use of sunshine is the pivot round which a brand new perception of a countrywide cinema, and a countrywide tradition emerges. Guerin depicts a nocturnal Germany suffused with gentle - electrical billboards, storefronts, police searchlights - and exhibits how this component to the mise-en-scene got here to mirror either the possibilities and the anxieties surrounding modernity and democracy. Guerin's interpretations heart on use of sunshine in motion pictures reminiscent of Schatten (1923), Variete (1925), city (1926), and Der Golem (1920). In those movies we see how gentle is the substance of photograph composition, the structuring equipment of the narrative, and the important thematic predicament. This historical past relieves German motion pictures of the accountability to give an explanation for the political and ideological instability of the interval, an instability stated to be the doubtful origin of Nazism. In unlocking this doubtful hyperlink, A tradition of sunshine redefines the sector of German movie scholarship.

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  • Download E-books Überwachtes Deutschland: Post- und Telefonüberwachung in der alten Bundesrepublik PDF

    By Josef Foschepoth

    Postzensur und Telefon- und Internetüberwachung sind Kennzeichen autoritärer Staaten und Diktaturen. Der NSA-Abhörskandal beweist jedoch, dass auch in westlichen Demokratien großflächig abgehört und spioniert wird. Die Grundlagen für die Spionage der united states auf deutschem Boden bestehen bereits seit den 1950er-Jahren. Massenweise Postsendungen wurden geöffnet, beschlagnahmt und vernichtet, allein a hundred Millionen aus der DDR. Josef Foschepoth zeigt: Die Bundesrepublik warfare ein straff organisierter und effizient arbeitender Überwachungsstaat. Dieses Buch ist nicht nur die erste wissenschaftlich fundierte Geschichte der Überwachung des submit- und Telefonverkehrs in der alten Bundesrepublik, es liefert auch die historischen Hintergründe des aktuellen Geheimdienst-Skandals.

    Millionen und Abermillionen Postsendungen wurden Jahr für Jahr ausgewertet und teilweise vernichtet. Millionen und Abermillionen Telefonate wurden abgehört – von und im Auftrag der ehemaligen Besatzungsmächte, aber auch von den Westdeutschen selbst. Nahezu alle eingehende publish aus der DDR und massenweise Briefe und Pakete aus anderen osteuropäischen und kommunistischen Staaten wurden angehalten und zensiert. Die Telefon-, Fernschreib- und Telegrafenleitungen zwischen der DDR und der Bundesrepublik, in die übrigen osteuropäischen Staaten sowie ins westliche Ausland wurden systematisch überwacht und abgehört. Die alte Bundesrepublik zwischen 1949 und 1989 conflict ein großer, effizienter und effektiver Überwachungsstaat.

    Das Buch liefert neue Erkenntnisse aufgrund einer umfassenden und intensiven Auswertung von bislang nicht erforschten, zumeist unzugänglichen und vielfach noch als geheim eingestuften Akten der Bundesregierung und der ehemaligen Besatzungsmächte united states und Großbritannien. Es wird deutlich: Die Geschichte der Bundesrepublik ist noch nicht geschrieben.

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  • Download E-books Voting for Hitler and Stalin: Elections under 20th Century Dictatorships PDF

    Dictatorships in the course of the 20th century—including Mussolini’s Italy, the 3rd Reich, the Soviet Union, Poland, and East Germany—held elections. yet have been they greater than rituals of participation with out the slightest impression at the distribution of strength? Why did political regimes extensively against liberal democracy suppose the necessity to imitate their enemies? supplying major insights into absolutist kingdom governance, Voting for Hitler and Stalin completely investigates the amazing, paradoxical phenomenon of dictatorial elections, revealing the various methods they transcended mere propaganda.

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  • Download E-books The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism (New Studies in European History) PDF

    By Gavriel D. Rosenfeld

    What if the Nazis had triumphed in global battle II? What if Adolf Hitler had escaped Berlin for the jungles of Latin the USA in 1945? What if Hitler had turn into a profitable artist rather than a political candidate? initially released in 2005, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld's pioneering learn explores why such counterfactual questions about the topic of Nazism have proliferated inside of Western pop culture. interpreting quite a lot of novels, brief tales, motion pictures, tv courses, performs, comedian books, and scholarly essays showing in nice Britain, the us, and Germany post-1945, Rosenfeld exhibits how the portrayal of ancient occasions that by no means occurred displays the evolving reminiscence of the 3rd Reich's actual ancient legacy. He concludes that the moving illustration of Nazism in works of exchange historical past, in addition to the preferred reactions to them, highlights their subversive function in selling the normalisation of the Nazi earlier in Western reminiscence.

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