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Inventing a socialist nation

Jan Palmowski

Inventing a socialist nation

Heimat and the politics of everyday life in the GRD, 1945-90

by Jan Palmowski

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands,
  • Nationalism -- Germany (East),
  • Nationalism and socialism -- Germany (East),
  • Political culture -- Germany (East),
  • National characteristics, East German,
  • Germany (East) -- Politics and government,
  • Germany (East) -- Social conditions

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJan Palmowski.
    SeriesNew studies in European history
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDD283 .P35 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23697387M
    ISBN 109780521111775
    LC Control Number2009035487

    More than two centuries later, America is still largely governed by the ideas championed by this triumvirate. Yes, the National Socialist Workers Party of Germany, otherwise known as the Nazi Party, was indeed socialist and it had a lot in common with the modern left. It spends a large portion on education, housing, and public welfare. They argue that capitalism's flaws mean it has evolved past its usefulness to society. Both communism and socialism oppose capitalism, but there are important distinctions between them. The term "Nazi" was in use before the rise of the NSDAP as a colloquial and derogatory word for a backwards farmer or peasantcharacterizing an awkward and clumsy person.

    He has written a remarkable book indeed. By the summer ofthe Nazi party was the only legal political party in Germany. Johnson incrementalism. He has written a remarkable book indeed. In this sense, the word Nazi was a hypocorism of the German male name Ignatz itself a variation of the name Ignatius —Ignatz being a common name at the time in Bavariathe area from which the NSDAP emerged.

    The claim that the Nazis actually were leftists or socialists in any generally accepted sense of those terms flies in the face of historical reality. Introduction; Part I. In terms of labor, worker strikes were outlawed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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Inventing a socialist nation book

Citizenship and participation in the local community - 'Join In! They differ on how capitalism can best be turned into socialism and emphasize different aspects of socialism.

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Read reviews from the world. The events that Gore Vidal deems critical to “inventing” the nation are presented in Vidal’s informed and critical style.

As with all of his books Vidal draws upon his wide ranging knowledge of history and literature as he points out human foibles. This book is informed by the /5. Jan 31,  · Democratic Socialism: The means of production are managed by the working people, and there is a democratically elected sylvaindez.comatic planning is used for common goods, such as mass transit, housing, and energy, while the free market is allowed to produce and distribute consumer goods.

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