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Frederick Powell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347640

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.001.0001

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Nietzsche's revenge: totalitarianism and civil society

Nietzsche's revenge: totalitarianism and civil society

(p.87) Four Nietzsche's revenge: totalitarianism and civil society
The politics of civil society

Frederick Powell

Policy Press

This chapter explores the fragility of the values on which the humanistic basis of welfare rests. It discusses how civil society had been penetrated and co-opted by the Nazis. It explains that civil society's resulting Nazification meant that it ceased to be an effective voice. It explains that Nazification had encompassed all aspects of civil society such as charities, churches, cultural life, and so on.

Keywords:   Nietzsche, totalitarianism, civil society, Nazis, Nazification, churches, cultural life

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