First published in 1947 The Language of the Third Reich arose from Klemperers conviction that the language of the Third Reich helped to create its culture. As Klemperer writes: It isnt only Nazi actions that have to vanish but also the Nazi cast of mind the typical Nazi way of thinking and its breeding ground: the language of Nazism. This brilliant book is by turns entertaining and profound saddening and horrifying. It is deservedly one of the great twentieth century studies of language and its engagement with history. read less...
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