By Florian Illies, Shaun Whiteside, Jamie Lee Searle
Translated from the German via Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle.
A witty but relocating narrative labored up from sketched documentary strains and biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate cultural portrait of a global that's approximately to alter endlessly. The stuffy conventions of the 19th century are receding into the earlier, and 1913 heralds a brand new age of limitless threat. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet; a tender seamstress known as Coco Chanel opens her first boutique; Charlie Chaplin symptoms his first motion picture agreement; and new medicinal drugs like cocaine herald an age of decadence. but in every single place there's the premonition of smash - the quantity thirteen is omnipresent, and in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Trieste, artists take the omen and act as though there have been no the following day, their short coincidences of life telling of a darker destiny. In a Munich resort foyer, Rilke and Freud speak about attractiveness and transience; Proust units out looking for misplaced time; and whereas Stravinsky celebrates the ceremony of Spring with business cacophony, in Munich an Austrian postcard painter via the identify of Adolf Hitler sells his traditional cityscapes. instructed with Illies's attribute mix of poignant evocation and laconic irony, 1913 is the tale of the yr that formed the final century.
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By Gus Fagan and Richard Hurst (London: Verso, 1984), 138. , 146. 32 Rudolf Bahro, ‘Who Can Stop the Apocalypse? Or the Task, Substance and Strategy of the Social Movements’, Praxis International, 2, 3 (1982), 255. ’. 13 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2010 j a n - w e r n e r m u¨ l l e r be further transformed, let alone transcended altogether – they were, in a sense, where the Enlightenment met its institutional limits. The descent from Mont Pèlerin The real threat to social democracy was neither neoconservatism – which was not in principle hostile to the welfare state – nor postmodernism.
Rather than copying existing models in the West, the goal was a ‘post-democracy’, characterised, above all, by the absence of political parties. Yet it would be wrong to think that all ‘anti-politics’ was anti-institutional per se. One of the most inﬂuential ideas among the dissidents was to create what Benda had termed ‘the parallel polis’, or what Adam Michnik had theorised as a ‘New Evolutionism’. Institutions with very concrete purposes parallel to the state were created within ﬂedgling civil societies: workers’ defence committees, most prominently with the Komitet Obrony Robotników (KOR) 50 György Konrád, Antipolitics: An Essay, trans.
Silver, Forces of Labor: Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), 149–61. 24 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2010 The world economy and the Cold War, 1970–1990 The reconstruction and upgrading of the German and Japanese economies were integral aspects of the internationalization of the US warfare–welfare state. ” The upshot in East Asia was US sponsorship of Japanese reindustrialization. The Korean War became “‘Japan’s Marshall Plan’ .