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Die Konservative Revolution in Deutschland 1918–1932

The Conservative Revolution in Germany, 1918-1932 is one the most comprehensive, most lasting, and most influential studies of the European Right–in particular, the fifteen years in Germany between the Armistice and Third Reich. This chaotic time witnessed a new type of right-wing thinking: traditionalist, yet oriented towards a new beginning . . . consciously nationalist (völkisch), yet civilizational in scope . . . born in the despair of defeat and humiliation, yet envisioning a triumphant new age. The Conservative Revolutionaries sought an “overthrow of an overthrow who wanted to prevent reactionaries from opposing or deviating from Hitler’s regime in this early time. Jung would lose his life in the Night of the Long Knives and this would for many conservative revolutionaries end the alliance between them and the Nazis.[10] Rauschning came “to the bitter conclusion that the Nazi regime represented anything other than the longed-for German revolution” and his position was “generally typically of the majority” of conservative revolutionaries the experience of the horrors of trench warfare, the filth, the hunger, the negation of heroism to a man’s effort to stay alive on the battlefield and the random death led to many recognizing that there was no meaning to this war, or to life itself.[citation needed] They also had to contend with the Dolchstoßlegende (“stab-in-the-back legend”) of the end of the war.[citation needed] Second, in this Kriegserlebnis (“war experience”) they sought to re-establish