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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 51–62.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Niels Werber The charisma of Ahab, captain of Herman Melville's famous whale-hunting vessel Pequod , is a well-established topic of inquiry in various disciplines. His charismatic leadership has been described with the help of Max Weber's Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft , deciphered as anticipating...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Armin Schäfer In twentieth-century German literature, Alfred Döblin's novel The Three Leaps of Wang Lun is an outstanding example not only of the invention of a charismatic leader but also of an attempt to analyze those aspects of charisma that Max Weber did not want to touch on. Döblin saw...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... tensions in Weber's theory of charisma, this article points to the essentially aesthetic aspects of charisma. As a form of leadership, charisma not only fundamentally depends on the imaginations and affects that the charismatic leader can raise in the hearts and minds of his followers; it also depends...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 35–50.
Published: 01 November 2011
... at play in its constitution. The sociologist's intuition that the charismatic personality may in fact be an impostor and trickster is soon dismissed in favor of an emphasis on the “sublimity” of charisma. The role of Brutus in the Lucretia episode, however, shows that charisma cannot be reduced...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 115–132.
Published: 01 November 2011
... George, Paul von Hindenburg, and Adolf Hitler. It argues that Weber may have refrained from attributing bodily attractiveness to George, a friend who was his underlying model of charismatic leadership, because of a then-current rumor about George's sexual orientation. © 2011 by New German Critique, Inc...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
... as a Vocation,” I am grateful to Anthony Grafton, Richard King, Anson Rabinbach, Daniel Rodgers, and Till van Rahden for their comments on an earlier draft of this essay. 1. For some representative examples, see Ann Ruth Willner, The Spellbinders: Charismatic Political Leadership (New Haven, CT...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... are institutionally regulated in both their acquisition and their exercise, charismatic rule, in its pure expression, is solely grounded in acclamation by the leader’s followers. “Charisma,” Weber further observes, “is self-determined and sets its own limits. Its bearer seizes the task for which he is destined...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... origin or as exemplary, and on the basis of them the individual concerned is treated as a leader.4 Broaden the context from religious authority in rulers, and this applies to many charismatic figures: teachers, movie actors, presidents. In the present essay personal charisma can...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 95–114.
Published: 01 August 2007
... Hitler22 at the Linz Landestheater can hardly be exaggerated.23 The first indication of the opera’s impact may be seen in Hitler’s admiration in Mein Kampf for Karl Lueger, the charismatic mayor of Vienna (1897–1910) and the epitome of a modern populist leader. It seems safe to assume that through...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2020
... America and Europe, takes a long view on the notion of crisis, which, he argues, has reverberated inside and outside the profession since its beginnings. 2 Like Rentschler, Frey revisits Graf’s portrait of Althen, which for him mourns the tragic passing not only of a charismatic critic...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 63–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
... affairs. Great charismatic leaders like Martin Luther or Napoléon were evoked with nostalgia and admired for their ability to control and seduce crowds. These leaders, however, were perceived as belonging to the past—and even then, their social and cultural impact was of an ambivalent nature...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., 1982), 9–16. 38 Melancholia and Ethical Aesthetics of aura provides a distinctly aesthetic ethical compass. Bernstein goes on to delineate the “material a priori” in terms of the “neophyte’s” experience of the “charismatic” (prediscursive, sheerly “see-able,” “feel-able”) dimension...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 125–152.
Published: 01 February 2021
... a modern authoritarianism that empowered the charismatic leader to demand endless sacrifices from his people. Whether the promises of peace, harmony, and camaraderie were fulfilled proved irrelevant in the end; what mattered was the unifying effect of the processes of exclusion that began...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., so Blumenberg argued, Freud had gone beyond merely exposing the resented costs of Jewish spirituality. For he also discredited the myth of Moses the messenger of God, and in so doing undermined his founda- tional role as charismatic lawgiver for a people newly freed from bondage...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 65–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in two important respects. First, he does not save the world, and second, he does not despise Adolf Hitler. On the contrary, in the final episode of the first season, when Wegener gets the chance to assassinate Hitler (Wolf Muser), the arch-Nazi is portrayed as a reasonable person and charismatic...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... for racial eugenics that Goldberg never endorsed, to present a portrait of a charismatic conservative revolutionary, a Jewish protofascist. My article argues against this interpretation of Goldberg’s ideas, but Mann was not off the mark in giving the fictionalized Goldberg a certain charismatic appeal...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 45–60.
Published: 01 November 2007
... thought to be long since obsolete, whereby fascism is seen as the province of a charismatic, power-obsessed demagogue and his equally demonic co-conspirators.”18 The personalizing dramatizations of perpetrator characters in the 1950s, which were artifi cial because of the claim that this fi c- tion...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., decent people—loved Hitler, and it is that fact that most urgently needs to be under- stood, and that most challenges our own complacency. Accordingly, the real subject of ‘Downfall,’ Mr. Ganz’s intriguing, creepily charismatic performance notwithstanding, is not Hitler at all, but rather his...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 5–20.
Published: 01 November 2017
... theory” to put its assaults into a wider reference frame. When Andreas Baader, the charismatic patriarch of the RAF, killed himself in 1977, he left a library of more than four hundred volumes in his cell.7 The intellectual content of paradigms such as Critical Theory, neo-Marx- ism...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 21–37.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the Frankfurt School, being exiled to the United States, and having quite a share of charismatic tendencies. He has the right generational peer group and is one of Suhrkamp’s best-selling authors who, like Benjamin, Adorno, Kant, and Hegel, merited a Werkausgabe (edition of his complete works...