The Resource Democracy in exile : Hans Speier and the rise of the defense intellectual, Daniel Bessner

Democracy in exile : Hans Speier and the rise of the defense intellectual, Daniel Bessner

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Democracy in exile : Hans Speier and the rise of the defense intellectual
Title
Democracy in exile
Title remainder
Hans Speier and the rise of the defense intellectual
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Bessner
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Language
eng
Summary
Anyone interested in the history of U.S. foreign relations, Cold War history, and twentieth century intellectual history will find this impressive biography of Hans Speier, one of the most influential figures in American defense circles of the twentieth century, a must-read. In Democracy in Exile, Daniel Bessner shows how the experience of the Weimar Republic's collapse and the rise of Nazism informed Hans Speier's work as an American policymaker and institution builder. Bessner delves into Speier's intellectual development, illuminating the ideological origins of the expert-centered approach to foreign policymaking and revealing the European roots of Cold War liberalism. Democracy in Exileplaces Speier at the center of the influential and fascinating transatlantic network of policymakers, many of them German émigrés, who struggled with the tension between elite expertise and democratic politics. Speier was one of the most prominent intellectuals among this cohort, and Bessner traces his career, in which he advanced from university intellectual to state expert, holding a key position at the RAND Corporation and serving as a powerful consultant to the State Department and Ford Foundation, across the mid-twentieth century. Bessner depicts the critical role Speier played in the shift in American intellectual history in which hundreds of social scientists left their universities and contributed to the creation of an expert-based approach to U.S. foreign relations, in the process establishing close connections between governmental and nongovernmental organizations. As Bessner writes: to understand the rise of the defense intellectual, we must understand Hans Speier
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1984-
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Bessner, Daniel
Index
index present
LC call number
HM479.S
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
The United States in the world
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  • Speier, Hans
  • Speier, Hans
  • Sociologists
  • Sociologists
  • Exiles
  • National security
  • United States
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Exiles
  • Intellectual life
  • National security
  • Sociologists
  • Germany
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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Democracy in exile : Hans Speier and the rise of the defense intellectual, Daniel Bessner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : democracy, expertise, and U.S. foreign policy -- Masses and marxism in Weimar Germany -- The social role of the intellectual exile -- Public opinion, propaganda, and democracy in crisis -- Psychological warfare in theory and practice -- The making of a defense intellectual -- The advisor -- The institution builder -- Social science and its discontents -- Conclusion : Speier, expertise, and democracy after 1960
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781501709395
Lccn
2017043061
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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22573/ctt1w0f16j
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003268930
  • (OCoLC)on1003268930
Label
Democracy in exile : Hans Speier and the rise of the defense intellectual, Daniel Bessner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : democracy, expertise, and U.S. foreign policy -- Masses and marxism in Weimar Germany -- The social role of the intellectual exile -- Public opinion, propaganda, and democracy in crisis -- Psychological warfare in theory and practice -- The making of a defense intellectual -- The advisor -- The institution builder -- Social science and its discontents -- Conclusion : Speier, expertise, and democracy after 1960
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501709395
Lccn
2017043061
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1w0f16j
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1003268930
  • (OCoLC)on1003268930

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