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By Klaus P. Fischer

ISBN-10: 0826418163

ISBN-13: 9780826418166

From the experiences of Nazi Germany

"The most sensible one-volume background of the 3rd Reich available.It fills a void which has existed for a very long time and it'll most likely turn into the elemental textual content for generations of students."—Walter Laqueur

"An imperative, compellingly readable political, army and social historical past of the 3rd Reich."—Publishers Weekly

From the experiences of History of an Obsession

"This is actually an important paintings, for Fischer offers a balanced account of a posh topic, making it painfully transparent simply how Germany grew to become in a position to genocide." — Booklist

"Fischer writes with a transparent mastery of either fundamental and secondary resources. Synthesizing a large spectrum of literature right into a positive, scholarly work." — Library Journal

No decade because the finish of worldwide struggle II has been as seminal in its old importance because the Nineteen Sixties. That stormy interval unleashed a number of pent-up social and generational conflicts that had no longer been skilled because the Civil conflict: severe racial and ethnic strife, chilly warfare terror, the Vietnam warfare, counter-cultural protests, debatable social engineering, and political rancor.

Numerous reports on a number of points of those matters were written over the last 35 years, yet few have so effectively built-in the many-sided elements right into a coherent, man made, and trustworthy e-book that mixes sturdy storytelling with sound scholarly research. the most fabrics coated would be the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies; the Civil Rights circulation; the Vietnam battle and the protest it generated; the recent Left, scholar radicals, and Black scholar militancy; and, ultimately, the counter-cultural aspect of the 60s: hippies, intercourse and Rock 'n' Roll.

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Their revolt was made possible by permissive parenting, affluent times, and excesses in the consumer and mass media culture. In chapters 8-11,1 explore at length the consequences of these youthful rebellions and their impact, for better or worse, on American society. Since the generational pig (the boomers) is still being digested by the python (the social system), these observations, of course, must be taken as tentative, but they do provide, I believe, more than a glimpse into the foreseeable future.

Regardless of what their critics said of them, the majority of sixties radicals wanted to reform the alleged abuses of American society and bring the country in line with the ideals of 1776. Sixties radicals were greater Utopian progressivists than the conservative protectionists who mistakenly labeled them un-American and un-democratic. Their vision of America was progressive because it aimed at greater social perfection. This progressive vision was rooted in the American experience, but so was its opposite—that perfection had already been achieved and needed to be protected against its detractors.

The greatest damage to American society, however, occurred not so much in the political arena as in the cultural domain. The problem was a biological one: seventy-six million pampered young people tried to break the generational ties that usually safeguard historical continuity. Their revolt was made possible by permissive parenting, affluent times, and excesses in the consumer and mass media culture. In chapters 8-11,1 explore at length the consequences of these youthful rebellions and their impact, for better or worse, on American society.

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