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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... on Germany’s citizens to remember the atrocities of the Nazi past so they could open a new chapter in the nation’s history. Twenty years later, at the zenith of the economic miracle, Jean Améry made a similar demand. His, however, was not a constructive call for responsibility and improvement, like Jaspers’s...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 61–69.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Jennifer Fay In 1959 Theodor W. Adorno asked, “What does working through the past mean?” Post–World War II German society and much of Western Europe was in the full throttle of the economic miracle and bent on normalizing the present by suppressing the Nazi past and the Holocaust. Adorno’s...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2024
... , see Schwippert in Bartning, Mensch und Raum , 87–88 . In 1950 Adorno would participate in the first Darmstädter Gespräche, which pitted abstract and figurative art forms against each other. 29. I deal specifically with the architecture of this period in Widder, Year Zero to Economic Miracle...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Ordnung der deutschen Gesellschaft, 159–83. Catholicism and the Economy of Miracles  25 of Deutsche Arbeit, a trade unionist journal, from 1912. By this point he was already a leader in Catholic economics: when Martin Spahn, a leading Catho- lic politician, planned a never...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 97–113.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that relate to World War II and deviate from the “politically correct” consen- sus on that period. Indeed, whereas Anselm’s repression of his “authentic self” pertains mainly to the need to prove himself as “the archetypal ‘economic miracle man20 Zürn’s and Karl’s contrasting refusals to conceal...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 179–200.
Published: 01 August 2018
... personal history. Referring to popular German tourist destinations in Italy at the onset of the economic miracle, “Herbstmanöver” decries those who seek to forget the recent past amid gondolas, cypress trees, and beautiful sunsets. 26 In contrast to Bachmann’s depiction of a prepackaged touristic escape...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... generation who oppose the economic determinations that frame experience in advanced capitalism. They refuse to fit in and “aspire” and instead become drifters. Employing what the Situationists called a psychogeographic approach, Umsonst probes the prevalent discourses and historical mythologies of Kreuzberg...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 155–180.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., were “more than just a location”; they were “a metaphor for the traumatized German psyche,”31 an often unwelcome reminder of Germany’s wartime responsibility, as well as a conduit for the teleology of reconstruction, gradually subsumed under the rhetoric of the economic miracle in West Germany...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Union (CDU), the political party that led the government of West Ger- many continuously for the first two decades after its founding in 1949. He focuses in particular on the continuity between Catholic social and economic theory in Weimar—as espoused by sociologists affiliated with the Catholic...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
.... . . . The exception in jurisprudence is analogous to the miracle in theology. Only by being aware of this analogy can we appreciate the manner in which the phil- osophical ideas of the state developed in the last centuries.”6 Ten years later, in The Concept of the Political (1932), Schmitt wrestled with his...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 177–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
... dubious. Yet he refused the label of Spenglerian, insisting in his famous criticism of German efforts to deal with the Nazi past, “Do not mistake my fragmentary and often rhapsodic remarks for Spenglerism.” 6 Speaking against Spengler in the Germany of the 1950s, Adorno saw the economic miracle...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of a Central European economic bloc dominated by Berlin, encompassing the Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria in the West, and Poland along with the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovenia in the East. This is a deeply integrated economic bloc, practically a single economy that, after the United States and China...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 33–66.
Published: 01 August 2018
... watercolor may depict a prostitute. Both during and after the war increasing numbers of women found jobs as secretaries and shopkeepers. However, economic instability, the inadequacy of war widow pensions, and the difficulty of finding other employment led many women into prostitution to support...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2007
... choice of a bride (the first for money, the second for love). His postwar achievements are visually completed through an extended Super-8 sequence of the 1950s economic miracle as exemplified by the nuclear Herrhausen fam- ily, with car, patio, and single-family house as the scene of their success...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 207–233.
Published: 01 November 2019
... dark vistas out of keeping with the Adenauer era’s cheerful provincial landscapes, offering a “radical antidote” to the harmony-hungriness and the materialistic mania of the Economic Miracle. 57 In an effort to gain artistic stature and international respectability, the West German Autorenfilm...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 35–50.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., superhuman, or at least . . . exceptional powers and qualities . . . which are not accessible to the ordinary person . . . on the basis of which the individual concerned is treated as a leader” (The Theory of Social and Economic Organization, ed. Talcott Parsons, trans. A. M. Henderson and Talcott...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... history, his Abendländische Eschatologie.10 I explicate what I call the celestial   8. Schmitt had argued that the sovereign decision about a “time of emergency” (Ausnahme- zustand) is the political correlative of the theological notion of the miracle because the decision and the miracle...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
... and 1922 the German scholar Max Weber introduced it into the social sci- ences, first in a series of articles on the economic ethics of world religions for the Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik (Archive of Social Sci- ence and Social Policy), then in the famous lecture “Politics...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 179–210.
Published: 01 February 2023
...,              Yours,              Gershom Scholem                7 Nisan 5711 [13 April 1951] Fifth Letter 86 Jerusalem            Isru chag Shavuot 5713 [21 May 1953] Dear Prof. Heschel, As is known, miracles happen to him who believes in miracles, and so two articles with which you have graciously...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 101–133.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of being without clothes but also the attempt “to make the bodily shape demonstrably visible beyond the dominant fashion of the day” (4:16). It is important to note that Rabenaltʼs sense of his own “day” is not lim- ited to the contemporary setting of the economic miracle but is a general...