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The Fourth Reich by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld (Fairfield University, Connecticut)

The Fourth Reich

The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present

Gavriel D. Rosenfeld (Fairfield University, Connecticut)

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Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 14 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781108497497

Ever since the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945, anxieties have persisted about unrepentant Nazis returning to power and establishing a Fourth Reich. Gavriel D. Rosenfeld explores the nightmare of a future that never happened and what it tells us about postwar Western political, intellectual, and cultural life.

4 stars out of 5
David Aaronovitch
15 Feb 2019

"a useful potted summary of the history of the German far right after 1945"

This diverting book is the history of an idea... Rosenfeld, a professor of history at a private Catholic university in the US and the author of Hi Hitler! How the Nazi Past is Being Normalized in Contemporary Culture, provides a useful potted summary of the history of the German far right after 1945... Rosenfeld has a lot of fun with this trend... So in the end, what does all the Fourth Reich stuff amount to? Not a lot, despite the author’s efforts — although it was fun finding out.

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