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Leadership Ideals in Bourgeois Political Thought in Germany,

 Nazism of Adolf Hitler which he considered to be too vulgar.[6] Hermann Rauschning was typical of the conservative revolutionaries.[7] For Rauschning, a conservative revolution “meant the prewar monarchic-Christian revolt  These writers produced a profusion of radical nationalistic literature that consisted of war diaries, combat fictional works, political journalism, manifestos and philosophical treatises outlining their ideas for the transformation of German cultural and political life. Outraged by liberalism and egalitarianism and rejecting the commercial cultureof industrial and urban civilization, they advocated the destruction of the liberal order—by revolutionary means if necessary—in order to make way for the establishment of a new order, founded on conservative principles. The movement had a wide influence among many of Germany’s most gifted youth, universities and middle classes.

The term “German conservative revolution” predates World War I, but writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal and political theorist Edgar Julius Jung were instrumental in making this term an established concept of the Weimar periodThomas Mann used the term to describe Friedrich Nietzsche, whose philosophy greatly influenced many of the thinkers associated with the movement