Decentring the German Spirit: The Weimar Republic's Cultural Relations with Latin America

  title={Decentring the German Spirit: The Weimar Republic's Cultural Relations with Latin America},
  author={Michael J. Goebel},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={221 - 245}
  • M. Goebel
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
This article analyses the Weimar Republic's cultural relations with Latin America. Based on diplomatic correspondence and the writings of Latin American intellectuals who visited Weimar Germany, the article combines an exploration of the goals and methods of Germany's official foreign cultural policy towards the region with a brief examination of the varied ways in which the supposed recipients of these policies approached German culture. The key argument is that the limited capacities of… 
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