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The American Economic System as Depicted in the Critical German Literature of the 20th Century

Edited by Hermann Fink


Iris Sommer and Karsten Hellmann

The authors attempt to reproduce the depiction of the American Economic System as seen by contemporary critical German writers and thus make a contribution to the economic aspects of American civilization. They present a criticism of the ideology which is at times ironic and biting, motivated partly by open hostility, if not anti-Americanism. They present a study with whose tenor many readers will agree which, however, definitely will provoke open protest - possibly a good opportunity for the reader to critically review his/her picture of the United States.
Contents: Reproduction of critical analysis of US economic system by German contemporary writers including aspects of ideology, history, economy, civilization, education, and philosophy of the United States.