The German Idea of Militarism: Radical and Socialist Critics, 1866-1914

The German Idea of Militarism: Radical and Socialist Critics, 1866-1914

by Nicholas Stargardt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521420105

ISBN-13: 9780521420105

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521420105
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/17/1994
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
Pt. IThe anti-militarist tradition, 1866-1900
1Democracy and cheap government19
The idea of militarism21
The parting of ways26
The Social Democratic programme32
Soldiers versus civilians35
Citizens as tax payers43
2Social Democracy and the Fatherland49
Military capacity and defence50
The nation54
Foreign policy60
War scares and socialist internationalism67
3Karl Kautsky's theory of militarism72
Marx, Engels and the Left Liberal tradition76
Kautsky on the army and state79
Kautsky on German militarism84
Pt. IIThe new militarism, 1900-14
4Karl Liebknecht and the end of democratic anti-militarism91
Karl Liebknecht's Militarism98
Reflections in prison103
5The economics of armament108
Military spending and economic crisis112
Monopoly prices and economic growth117
The military-industrial complex122
6The tides of pacificism, 1907-14127
From national defence to pacifism131
Programme and policy135
August 1914: from pacifism to national defence141
Conclusion150
Notes158
Bibliography193
Index227

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