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The Resource Bringing Cold War democracy to West Berlin : a shared German-American project, 1940-1972, Scott H. Krause

Bringing Cold War democracy to West Berlin : a shared German-American project, 1940-1972, Scott H. Krause

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Bringing Cold War democracy to West Berlin : a shared German-American project, 1940-1972
Title
Bringing Cold War democracy to West Berlin
Title remainder
a shared German-American project, 1940-1972
Statement of responsibility
Scott H. Krause
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Language
eng
Summary
"Within the span of a generation, Nazi Germany's former capital, Berlin, found a new role as a symbol of freedom and resilient democracy in the Cold War. This book unearths how this remarkable transformation derived from a network of liberal American occupation officials, and returned émigrés, or remigrés, of the Marxist Social Democratic Party (SPD). This network derived from lengthy physical and political journeys. After fleeing Hitler, German-speaking self-professed 'revolutionary socialists' emphasized 'anti-totalitarianism' in New Deal America and contributed to its intelligence apparatus. These experiences made these remigrés especially adept at cultural translation in postwar Berlin against Stalinism. This book provides a new explanation for the alignment of Germany's principal left-wing party with the Western camp. While the Cold War has traditionally been analyzed from the perspective of decision makers in Moscow or Washington, this study demonstrates the agency of hitherto marginalized on the conflict's first battlefield. Examining local political culture and social networks underscores how both Berliners and émigrés understood the East-West competition over the rubble that the Nazis left behind as a chance to reinvent themselves as democrats and cultural mediators, respectively. As this network popularized an anti-Communist, pro-Western Left, this book identifies how often ostracized émigrés made a crucial contribution to the Federal Republic of Germany's democratization"--
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Krause, Scott H
Dewey number
943/.15540875
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD881
LC item number
.K695 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Series statement
Routledge studies in modern European history
Series volume
61
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  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Germany (West)
  • United States
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Bringing Cold War democracy to West Berlin : a shared German-American project, 1940-1972, Scott H. Krause
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Note
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016 under title: Outpost of freedom : a German-American network's campaign to bring Cold War democracy to West Berlin, 1933-66
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Berlin, capital of ruins, 1945--1948
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • I.
  • Decisions made and deferred at Potsdam, July 1945
  • II.
  • Berlin, Soviet prize of war
  • III.
  • Competing narratives in interpreting postwar Berlin
  • IV.
  • contested meaning of democracy
  • V.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Escalation, 1947--1948
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 2.
  • Origins of the Outpost network, 1933--1949
  • I.
  • Political fragmentation of the German Left, 1932--1941
  • II.
  • Wartime exile in New York City, 1941--1949
  • III.
  • Literature
  • Support for "freedom" and origin of the Outpost network
  • IV.
  • Re constitution of the Outpost network in West Berlin
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 3.
  • Rise of the Outpost narrative in the wake of the Berlin airlift, 1948--1953
  • I.
  • Berlin airlift as embodiment of the Outpost narrative
  • II.
  • epistemic community crafting political narratives for democratization
  • Berlin activities of Shepard Stone's Public Affairs Division
  • III.
  • RIAS, the network's principal media outlet
  • IV.
  • Campaigns to institute Cold War democracy in West Berlin
  • V.
  • Campaigns to remake postwar social democracy
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 4.
  • Sources
  • Triple crisis, 1953
  • I.
  • Background: waging the Cultural Cold War
  • II.
  • Uprising in East Berlin
  • III.
  • GDR's obsession with RIAS
  • IV.
  • McCarthyism reaches West Berlin
  • V.
  • Organization of the book
  • Reuter's death and the network's resilience
  • VI.
  • 1953 as watershed
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 5.
  • Ascent to leadership, 1954--1961
  • I.
  • emergence of Willy Brandt as new figurehead of the network
  • II.
  • Notes
  • Brandt as new SPD candidate for a new West Berlin
  • III.
  • Coordinated activities of the network
  • IV.
  • Fashioning West Berlin as the Cold War democracy
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 6.
  • Public acceptance and reinterpretation, 1961--1972
  • I.
  • Bibliography
  • Construction of the Wall as a turning point for network and narrative
  • II.
  • Broad acceptance of the narrative and creeping disillusionment of the network
  • III.
  • Marginalization of the past in exile for national leadership in Bonn
  • IV.
  • Holdouts in Berlin facing a new generation of leftwing activists
  • V.
  • Berlin as laboratory of Chancellor Brandt's Neue Ostpolitik
  • Notes
  • 1.
  • Bibliography
  • Conclusion: Excavating the Outpost of Freedom on the Spree
  • I.
  • city
  • II.
  • narrative
  • III.
  • network
  • IV.
  • legacies
Control code
MSTDDA5580348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351578349
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40028552970
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Bringing Cold War democracy to West Berlin : a shared German-American project, 1940-1972, Scott H. Krause
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016 under title: Outpost of freedom : a German-American network's campaign to bring Cold War democracy to West Berlin, 1933-66
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Berlin, capital of ruins, 1945--1948
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • I.
  • Decisions made and deferred at Potsdam, July 1945
  • II.
  • Berlin, Soviet prize of war
  • III.
  • Competing narratives in interpreting postwar Berlin
  • IV.
  • contested meaning of democracy
  • V.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Escalation, 1947--1948
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 2.
  • Origins of the Outpost network, 1933--1949
  • I.
  • Political fragmentation of the German Left, 1932--1941
  • II.
  • Wartime exile in New York City, 1941--1949
  • III.
  • Literature
  • Support for "freedom" and origin of the Outpost network
  • IV.
  • Re constitution of the Outpost network in West Berlin
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 3.
  • Rise of the Outpost narrative in the wake of the Berlin airlift, 1948--1953
  • I.
  • Berlin airlift as embodiment of the Outpost narrative
  • II.
  • epistemic community crafting political narratives for democratization
  • Berlin activities of Shepard Stone's Public Affairs Division
  • III.
  • RIAS, the network's principal media outlet
  • IV.
  • Campaigns to institute Cold War democracy in West Berlin
  • V.
  • Campaigns to remake postwar social democracy
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 4.
  • Sources
  • Triple crisis, 1953
  • I.
  • Background: waging the Cultural Cold War
  • II.
  • Uprising in East Berlin
  • III.
  • GDR's obsession with RIAS
  • IV.
  • McCarthyism reaches West Berlin
  • V.
  • Organization of the book
  • Reuter's death and the network's resilience
  • VI.
  • 1953 as watershed
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 5.
  • Ascent to leadership, 1954--1961
  • I.
  • emergence of Willy Brandt as new figurehead of the network
  • II.
  • Notes
  • Brandt as new SPD candidate for a new West Berlin
  • III.
  • Coordinated activities of the network
  • IV.
  • Fashioning West Berlin as the Cold War democracy
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 6.
  • Public acceptance and reinterpretation, 1961--1972
  • I.
  • Bibliography
  • Construction of the Wall as a turning point for network and narrative
  • II.
  • Broad acceptance of the narrative and creeping disillusionment of the network
  • III.
  • Marginalization of the past in exile for national leadership in Bonn
  • IV.
  • Holdouts in Berlin facing a new generation of leftwing activists
  • V.
  • Berlin as laboratory of Chancellor Brandt's Neue Ostpolitik
  • Notes
  • 1.
  • Bibliography
  • Conclusion: Excavating the Outpost of Freedom on the Spree
  • I.
  • city
  • II.
  • narrative
  • III.
  • network
  • IV.
  • legacies
Control code
MSTDDA5580348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351578349
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40028552970
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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