Liberty, Modernity, and the Fall of the Weimar Republic


This colloquium explored whether and how the Weimar Republic and the complex interactions of its cultural, economic, and political dimensions contain enduring lessons about the fate of freedom in the context of modernity.


Conference Readings

Peukert, Detlev J. K. The Weimar Republic: The Crisis of Classical Modernity. Translated by Richard Deveson. New York: Hill and Wang, 1992.

von Mises, Ludwig. Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1974.

Weitz, Eric D. Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.