The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism

Author(s): 
Smith, Woodruff D.
ISBN: 
0195047419
Date published: 
May 1989
Paperback
Price: 
£22.95
Pages: 
342

This study traces the evolution of imperialist ideology in Germany from Bismarck in the mid-nineteenth century through to Hitler and the Third Reich. Although much has been written about the virulently racist and anti-communist ideologies of the Nazi party, this is the first book to treat Nazi imperialism as a separate ideology and set it within a sturdy theoretical framework. Smith contends that Nazi imperialism represented the last, ambitious attempt to integrate two century-old ideologies - the elite, pro-industrial Weltpolitik and the popular-based, pro-agrarian Lebensraum - into a single system.