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Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Bernhard Fulda

Abstract

This book offers a new interpretation of the fate of Germany's first democracy and the advent of Hitler's Third Reich. It explores the role of the press in the politics of the Weimar Republic, and it asks how influential it really was in undermining democratic values. Anyone who seeks to understand the relationship between the press and politics has to confront a central problem. Newspapers certainly told their readers how to vote, especially at election time. And it was widely accepted that the press wielded immense political power. And yet power ultimately fell to a radical politician whose ... More

Keywords: media history, Weimar Republic, newspapers, Berlin, media influence, politics, press coverage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199547784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547784.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernhard Fulda, author
Lecturer and Fellow in History, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
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