8vo., original cloth with yellow lettering to spine and embossed-effect ornamentation to boards, yellow-painted top edge, dust jacket, pp. xviii, 335, xxiv [+ 1f. + 1 blank]. First edition. Dust jacket chipped at extremities and slightly discolored, binding bumped at extremities and slightly worn; otherwise a very good copy. V. scarce, even scarcer with dust jacket. From front cover (of dust jacket): “Here is an original and challenging study of National Socialism’s hidden roots. How Nazi ideas shape in action the world knows–only too well! But what they really are and how they arose is here made clear for the first time.” Contents: “Romanticism” and the Cult of “Life”: an Attempt at Definition / From 1648 to 1848: the Two Souls in Action / Father Jahn, the First Storm Trooper / Siegfried: the Metapolitics of Richard Wagner / Metapolitics in Action: the Theology of Terror. Peter Robert Edwin Viereck (1916-2006) was an American poet, political thinker, and long-time professor of history at Mount Holyoke College.
VIERECK, Peter., Metapolitics. From the Romantics to Hitler., Alfred A. Knopf, 1941
SKU: 034417 Categories: History, Politics Tags: Fascism, Germany, Hegel, History, Hitler, Idealism, liberalism, metapolitics, National, Nazi, Nazism, political thought, politics, Romanticism, Second World War, Socialism, theory, Viereck