The Antibourgeois Character of National Socialism

  title={The Antibourgeois Character of National Socialism},
  author={Hermann Beck},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={572 - 609}
  • H. Beck
  • Published 31 August 2016
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
In his autobiographical Confessions of an Original Sinner, John Lukacs explains why he came to appreciate certain bourgeois virtues, such as “solidity, reliability, probity, decency, modesty . . . and, most of all, the cult of privacy.” This, Lukacs tells the reader, was due to “the fact that, even more than the Marxists, the Nazis and the extreme nationalists hated everyone and everything that was bourgeois, bürgerlich.” In his The Last European War, Lukacs argued that the defeat of France in… 
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