By Peter Watson
Peter Watson's virtuoso sweep via sleek German idea and tradition, from 1750 to the current day, will problem and confound either the stereotypes the realm has of Germany and those who Germany has of itself.
From the top of the Baroque period and the demise of Bach to the increase of Hitler in 1933, Germany used to be remodeled from a bad relation between Western countries right into a dominant highbrow and cultural force—more artistic and influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the USA. within the early a long time of the 20 th century, German artists, writers, students, philosophers, scientists, and engineers have been top their freshly unified kingdom to new and unimagined heights. via 1933, Germans had received extra Nobel Prizes than the other nationals, and greater than the British and americans mixed. but this striking genius was once diminish in its best through Adolf Hitler and his disastrous 3rd Reich—a brutal legacy that has overshadowed the nation's achievements ever for the reason that.
How did the Germans remodel their nation so one can in achieving such pre-eminence? during this soaking up cultural and highbrow heritage, Peter Watson is going again via time to discover the origins of the German genius, and he explains how and why it flourished, the way it formed our lives, and, most vital, the way it maintains to steer our global. As he convincingly demonstrates, it used to be German thinking—from Beethoven and Kant to Diesel and Nietzsche, from Goethe and Wagner to Mendel and Planck, from Hegel and Marx to Freud and Schoenberg—that was once paramount within the production of the fashionable West. additionally, regardless of global conflict II, figures resembling Joseph Beuys, JÜrgen Habermas, and Joseph Ratzinger make sure that the German genius nonetheless resonates intellectually this day.
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The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century by Peter Watson