By Franz Neumann
During the second one global battle, 3 widespread participants of the Frankfurt School--Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, and Otto Kirchheimer--worked as intelligence analysts for the place of work of Strategic companies, the wartime forerunner of the CIA. This publication brings jointly their most crucial intelligence experiences on Nazi Germany, such a lot of them released right here for the 1st time.
These experiences supply a clean standpoint on Hitler's regime and the second one international struggle, and a desirable window on Frankfurt college severe idea. They advance a close research of Nazism as a social and economic climate and the function of anti-Semitism in Nazism, in addition to a coherent plan for the reconstruction of postwar Germany as a democratic political procedure with a socialist economic climate. those experiences performed an important position within the improvement of postwar Allied coverage, together with denazification and the instruction of the Nuremberg Trials. additionally they demonstrate how wartime intelligence research formed the highbrow agendas of those 3 vital German-Jewish students who fled Nazi persecution ahead of the war.
Secret studies on Nazi Germany includes a foreword through Raymond Geuss in addition to a finished basic advent by means of Raffaele Laudani that places those writings in historic and highbrow context.