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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 63–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Urs Stäheli This essay traces the figure of the leader in different approaches of crowd psychology (Gustave Le Bon and Gabriel Tarde) and psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud). It argues that the central role of the leader to the crowd, as Freud's group psychology emphasizes, is not simply given; rather...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... some of the ideas revolving around the dynamics of crowd behavior and the role of the “leader” elaborated by crowd psychology; on the other, he is influenced by the nineteenth century's philosophy of the “great man” as a crucial factor of historical and political agency. Outlining some of the inherent...
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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)): 51–62.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Nazism, pathologized as monomania, and analogized to political leaders ranging from Osama bin Laden to George W. Bush. But there is another reason to connect Ahab and charisma that has never been mentioned: when Ahab is described as a charismatic type and, vice versa, when the “Ahab-type” is used...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 139–167.
Published: 01 February 2012
... neo-Nazi leader, provide the principal texts on which this examination is based. This article argues that the disruptions caused by political violence at the collective level, which have been explored in recent literatures on the politics of exception, also need to be examined at the individual level...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the primary ideological motivations behind the Christian Democratic Union, whose leaders, voters, and ministers of labor were predominantly Catholic. Some version of this narrative can be traced throughout Europe. This article focuses on the Rhineland, the center of social Catholic thinking in Germany...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Andrea Orzoff Abstract The poet and singer-songwriter Wolf Biermann was a member of the East German chapter of PEN International, a UNESCO-affiliated global literary association. Unlike other East German literary organizations, DDR PEN members and leaders tried at least occasionally to protect...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
... to suit their tastes. The sociologist Theodor Geiger articulated the organicist bias so prevalent in German social thought when he declared that “the leader represents and embodies the group as a whole.”6 Weber’s vision of leadership, which pre- sented the charismatic individual as introducing new...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... asset; it is also a political form: a type of rule resting entirely on fealty to an individual perceived as, in Weber’s words, “extraordinary,” “with supernatural or superhuman . . . powers or char- acteristics . . . and thus considered a ‘leader’ [Führer1 While other forms of rule...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
... years saw a new generation of intellectual leaders and authoritarian politicians who dispensed racial hatred to their audiences.16 Others claim that Freud entered mass psychology to counter conflicts within the psychoanalytic community. As Paul Roazen points out, the circle 11. Ludwig...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 95–114.
Published: 01 August 2007
... was once so jolly, but which is now sad- dened by the general fate of the Germans and is torn by political hatreds. . . . Munich is the city of Hitler, the leader of the German fascisti; the city of the Hakenkreuz.” 5. Thomas Mann, “A Brother,” in Order of the Day: Political Essays and Speeches...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 97–126.
Published: 01 February 2008
...- ist. Nazi leaders, including Hermann Göring and subsequently Joseph Goeb- bels, Adolf Hitler, and Franz von Papen, arrived while the building was still burning. Göring immediately called the fi re a communist plot, a signal for the insurrection. Hitler told Papen, “This is a God-given signal, Herr...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 115–132.
Published: 01 November 2011
... seems regal in his dealings with his “disciples,” adopting the pose of a leader and dedicating his poem “Secret Germany” (“Das geheime Deutschland”) to Claus and Berthold Stauffenberg, members of the old Swabian Stauffenberg family. Yet we have George’s own physiognomic obsession with his...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 1–24.
Published: 01 August 2017
...) and invented the new face of Stalinism in terms of an antifascist commu- nism, since it pitted Münzenberg in a head-to-head match with the German Reich minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. Rabinbach asserts, “The cam- paign was as much directed at Comintern leaders and the more skeptical Soviets...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 109–133.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or engage in violence, the state responded harshly, and protesters became vic- tims, most notably during the demonstration of June 2, 1967, against the shah of Iran’s visit to West Berlin, when a student, Benno Ohnesorg, was shot to death by a policeman. A year later the New Left leader Rudi Dutschke...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 117–149.
Published: 01 August 2019
... for the postwar era, Flechtheim and Abendroth had to free themselves from political and ideological association with the SPD. The position of left socialists in the SPD had grown weaker since the general defeat of the factory codetermination movement in 1951–52, the death of the charismatic party leader Kurt...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2020
... chance, between a television journalist and the head of the rescue team, pointedly described as “a man of experience.” 7 After sixty-five hours and one measly rescue to report, the team leader tells the journalist, “We have no hope left,” a pronouncement the journalist keeps trying to squeeze...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 169–195.
Published: 01 November 2015
... suppressed hundreds of movements and associations, confiscated their possessions, and arrested their leaders for adhering to an antirepublican ideol- ogy.4 The Grundgesetz, then, embodied a crucial paradox of postwar law and politics. The state that went the farthest to curb its own authority visvis its...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
...: The Jew- ish Councils in Eastern Europe under Nazi Occupation (New York: Macmillan, 1972). 14. Nahum Goldman, cochairman of the Jewish Agency and president of the World Jewish Congress, convened in 1951 a meeting of the leaders of twenty-three major American and interna- tional Jewish...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of Saparmurat Niyazov, the former leader of Turkmenistan. It was meant to found the national identity of the Turkmen people. Read on television and at official events, it was the sole reading material in the country’s schools and universities for years—a book to which a gigantic statue has been erected...