Andreas Agocs's Antifascist Humanism and the Politics of Cultural Renewal in PDF

By Andreas Agocs

ISBN-10: 1107085438

ISBN-13: 9781107085435

Antifascism is generally defined as both a political ideology of activists and intellectuals confronting the dictatorships of Hitler and Mussolini, or as a cynical software that justified the Stalinist enlargement of communism in Europe. Andreas Agocs widens our realizing of antifascism by means of putting it within the context of twentieth-century events of 'cultural renewal'. He explores the concept that of 'antifascist humanism', the try by way of communist and liberal intellectuals and artists to heal the divisions of Nazism by way of reviving the 'other Germany' of classical Weimar. This venture took highbrow form in German exile groups in Europe and Latin the United States in the course of international struggle II and located its institutional embodiment within the Cultural League for Democratic Renewal in Soviet-occupied Berlin in 1945. through the rising chilly warfare, antifascist humanism's uneasy mix of twentieth-century mass politics and cultural nationalism grew to become the focus of recent divisions in occupied Germany and the early German Democratic Republic. This research lines German traditions of cultural renewal from their beginnings in antifascist activism to their failure within the rising chilly War.

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