By Joshua Derman
Max Weber is largely considered as one of many foundational thinkers of the 20 th century. yet how did this reclusive German pupil be capable of depart such an indelible mark on sleek political and social concept? Max Weber in Politics and Social notion is the 1st entire account of Weber's wide-ranging impression on either German and American intellectuals. Drawing on a variety of assets, Joshua Derman illuminates what Weber intended to contemporaries within the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany and analyzes why they reached for his strategies to articulate such extensively divergent understandings of recent existence. The ebook additionally bills for the alterations that Weber's suggestions underwent by the hands of émigré and American students, and in doing so, elucidates one of many significant highbrow events of the mid-twentieth century: the transatlantic migration of German idea.
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Extra info for Max Weber in Politics and Social Thought: From Charisma to Canonization (Ideas in Context)
The political leader 25 German. Weber caused a sensation by arguing that the expansion of capitalist agriculture posed a serious danger to national security. 51 Weber concluded that Germany could not compete with overseas agricultural producers, and that it would remain reliant on international grain markets for years to come. Germany’s prosperity and national greatness would depend on its ability to develop an industrial export-driven economy with access to markets all over the world. 54 Weber’s Weltpolitik was inspired by nationalist commitments that were powerful but sometimes inconsistent.
86 Hanke, “Marianne Weber,” 351–3; Marianne Weber, Lebenserinnerungen (Bremen: Storm, 1948), 123. 87 For contemporaries’ recognition of this fact, see Siegfried Marck, “Max Webers politisches Vermächtnis” (1923), in König and Winckelmann, Max Weber zum Gedächtnis, 98; Robert Wilbrandt, “Max Weber als Erkenntniskritiker der Sozialwissenschaften,” Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft 79, no. 4 (1925): 583–4; and Hermann Schumacher, “Max Weber,” in Deutsches biographisches Jahrbuch, Überleitungsband ii: 1917–1920 (Berlin: Deutsche VerlagsAnstalt, 1928), 614.
69 Friedrich Meinecke, “Der Sinn unseres Wahlkampfes” (1912), in Politische Schriften und Reden, ed. Georg Kotowski, Vol. ii of Werke (Darmstadt: Toeche-Mittler, 1958), 49–52; Walther Rathenau, “Politische Auslese” (1912) and “Parlamentarismus” (1913), in Zur Kritik der Zeit: Mahnung und Warnung, Vol. i of Gesammelte Schriften (Berlin: Fischer, 1925), 221–32, 233–49; Hugo Preuss, Das deutsche Volk und die Politik (Jena: Diederichs, 1915), 55–6, 181. See also Mommsen, Max Weber and German Politics, 171.