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During the Second World War, three prominent members of the Frankfurt School--Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer--worked as intelligence analysts for the Office of Strategic Services, the wartime forerunner of the CIA. This book brings together their most important intelligence reports on Nazi Germany, most of them published here for the first time.

These reports provide a fresh perspective on Hitler's regime and the Second World War, and a fascinating window on Frankfurt School critical theory. They develop a detailed analysis of Nazism as a social and economic system and the role of anti-Semitism in Nazism, as well as a coherent plan for the reconstruction of postwar Germany as a democratic political system with a socialist economy. These reports played a significant role in the development of postwar Allied policy, including denazification and the preparation of the Nuremberg Trials. They also reveal how wartime intelligence analysis shaped the intellectual agendas of these three important German-Jewish scholars who fled Nazi persecution prior to the war.

Secret Reports on Nazi Germany features a foreword by Raymond Geuss as well as a comprehensive general introduction by Raffaele Laudani that puts these writings in historical and intellectual context.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Raymond Geuss
  3. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Notes on the Texts
  2. pp. xvii-xix
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  1. On the Authors
  2. pp. xxi-xxiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part I: The Analysis of the Enemy
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. 1. Anti-Semitism: Spearhead of Universal Terror
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 27-30
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  1. 2. Possible Political Changes in Nazi Germany in the Near Future
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 31-37
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  1. 3. Changes in the Reich Government
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 38-47
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  1. 4. Speer’s Appointment as Dictator of the German Economy
  2. Franz Neumann, Paul Sweezy
  3. pp. 48-60
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  1. 5. The Significance of Prussian Militarism for Nazi Imperialism: Potential Tensions in United Nations Psychological Warfare
  2. Herbert Marcuse, Felix Gilbert
  3. pp. 61-73
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  1. 6. German Social Stratification
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 74-92
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  1. Part II: Patterns of Collapse
  2. pp. 93-94
  1. 7. German Morale after Tunisia
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 95-99
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  1. 8. Morale in Germany
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 100-105
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  1. 9. Possible Patterns of German Collapse
  2. Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Felix Gilbert
  3. pp. 106-117
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  1. 10. The Social and Political Effects of Air Raids on the German People: A Preliminary Survey
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 118-132
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  1. 11. The Attempt on Hitler’s Life and Its Consequences
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 133-146
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  1. Part III: Political Opposition
  2. pp. 147-148
  1. 12. The Free Germany Manifesto and the German People
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 149-166
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  1. 13. The German Communist Party
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 167-198
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  1. 14. The Social Democratic Party of Germany
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 199-226
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  1. Part IV: Denazification and Military Government
  2. pp. 227-228
  1. 15. The Abrogation of Nazi Laws in the Early Period of MG
  2. Otto Kirchheimer
  3. pp. 229-252
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  1. 16. Dissolution of the Nazi Party and Its Affiliated Organizations
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 253-263
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  1. 17. German Cartels and Cartel-Like Organizations
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 264-284
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  1. 18. Policy toward Revival of Old Parties and Establishment of New Parties in Germany
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 285-300
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  1. 19. General Principles of Administration and Civil Service in Germany
  2. Otto Kirchheimer
  3. pp. 301-317
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  1. 20. Administration of German Criminal Justice under Military Government
  2. Otto Kirchheimer
  3. pp. 318-344
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  1. 21. The Problem of Inflation in Germany
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 345-394
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  1. Part V: A New Germany in a New Europe
  2. pp. 395-396
  1. 22. The Adaptation of Centralized European Controls of Raw Materials, Industry, and Transport
  2. Franz Neumann, Paul Sweezy
  3. pp. 397-411
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  1. 23. The Revival of German Political and Constitutional Life under Military Government
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 412-435
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  1. 24. The Treatment of Germany
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 436-448
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  1. Part VI: Toward Nuremberg
  2. pp. 449-450
  1. 25. The “Statement on Atrocities” of the Moscow Tripartite Conference
  2. Otto Kirchheimer, John Herz
  3. pp. 451-456
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  1. 26. Problems Concerning the Treatment of War Criminals
  2. Franz Neumann
  3. pp. 457-463
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  1. 27. Leadership Principle and Criminal Responsibility
  2. Otto Kirchheimer, John Herz
  3. pp. 464-474
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  1. 28. Nazi Plans for Dominating Germany and Europe: The Nazi Master Plan
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 475-521
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  1. 29. Nazi Plans for Dominating Germany and Europe: Domestic Crimes
  2. Otto Kirchheimer
  3. pp. 522-554
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  1. Part VII: A New Enemy
  2. pp. 555-556
  1. 30. Status and Prospects of German Trade-Unions and Works Councils
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 557-590
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  1. 31. The Potentials of World Communism
  2. Herbert Marcuse
  3. pp. 591-610
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 611-658
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 659-680
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400846467
Related ISBN
9780691134130
MARC Record
OCLC
848902276
Pages
704
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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