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Elites Against Democracy:
Leadership Ideals in Bourgeois Political Thought in Germany, 1890-1933
Walter Struve

Paperback | 2015 | $69.00 | £57.95 | ISBN: 9780691618890
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Since the beginning of the current era of imperialism in the late nineteenth century, there has been a striking contrast between bourgeois political thought in Germany and the West. Walter Struve demonstrates how German political culture went through a phase in which great emphasis was placed on the establishment of a new political elite recruited on the basis of merit and skill, but ruling in an authoritarian way, and not controlled by the populace. He suggests that this type of elitism, many aspects of which were vital to the political culture of Nazi Germany, seems today to be widespread in the West.

The development of this concept of an open-yet-authoritarian elite is approached through the analysis of the political ideas and activities of nine elitists, among them Max Weber, Walther Rathenau, and Oswald Spengler. The author relates biography to intellectual, political, social, and economic history, so that his work becomes a study in the political and social context of intellectual history.

Originally published in 1973.

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Table of Contents:

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Contents, pg. vii
  • Preface, pg. ix
  • Acknowledgments, pg. xi
  • Introduction, pg. 1
  • PART I. Intellectual Traditions, pg. 21
  • PART II. Liberals in Search of Elites, pg. 51
  • PART III. Conservatives in Search of Elites, pg. 217
  • Bibliographical Essay, pg. 465
  • Index, pg. 477

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