This book examines the large and previously-neglected body of literature on Nazism that was produced in the years 1933-1939. Shifting attention away from high politics or appeasement, it reveals that a remarkably wide range of responses were available to the reading public. From sophisticated philosophical analyses of Nazism to pro-Nazi apologias, the book shows how Nazism informed debates over culture and politics in Britain, and how, before the war, and the Holocaust made Nazism anathema it was often discussed in ways that seem surprising today.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Dan Stone is in the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Responding to Nazism, 1933-1939||1|
|Part I||Explanations Pro and Contra|
|1||The Energy of Nihilism: Understanding the Appeal of Nazism||17|
|2||Predicting War? The Place of War in Interpretations of Nazism, 1933-1939||45|
|3||The Quintessence of Nazism? The Third Reich and the Jews, 1933-1939||79|
|Part II||The Cultural Politics of the British Right|
|4||The Reasons of the Intellectuals||113|
|5||The British Far Right and the Back-to-the-Land Movement||148|
|6||The English Array, the BUF and the Dilemmas of British Fascism||166|