The German Idea of Militarism: Radical and Socialist Critics, 1866-1914by Nicholas Stargardt
Pub. Date: 03/17/1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
As the arms race and the military-industrial complex displaced more traditional concerns about authoritarian rule, imperial Germany in fact witnessed a major controversy over the issue. This book examines the development of modern militarism from its inception until the outbreak of World War I.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; Part I. The Anti-Militarist Tradition: 1. The Reich, democracy and cheap government; 2. National interest and national defence; 3. Karl Kautsky's theory of militarism; Part II. The New Militarism: 4. Karl Liebknecht and the end of democratic anti-militarism; 5. The economics of armament; 6. The turn to pacifism, 1907–14; Conclusion.
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