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Riassunto: Once the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the people of East Germany had little use for the dissident intellectuals who had helped bring it down. This book offers a look into the circumstances of this fall from grace, unique among the former Communist states. John Torpey traces the dissident intellectuals' fate to the peculiar situation of the East German regime, which sought to build "socialism in a quarter of a country" on the anti-fascist foundations of Communist opposition to Nazism. He shows how the regime's unusual history and subnational status helped sustain the East German intelligentsia's conviction that socialism could be reformed and humane - that there was a "third way" between Soviet-style socialism and the capitalism that took root in West Germany. How the pursuit of this third way both supported and undermined the regime, and galvanized and alienated the East German people, becomes clear in Torpey's analysis. His book makes a powerful contribution to our understanding of the politics of intellectuals during one of the most painful chapters in modern German history.
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Titolo: Intellectuals, Socialism, and Dissent: The ...
Casa editrice: University of Minnesota Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Minnesota Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex library copy with usual stamps/stickers Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007220363
Descrizione libro University of Minnesota Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 816625662