Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Michael Meng, Committee Chair
Dr. Steven Marks
Dr. Stephanie Barczewski
This thesis is about postwar interpretations of National Socialism. Its central aim is to contextualize Hannah Arendt as a major thinker and historian of Nazism. This thesis examines the Sonderweg or "special path" interpretation, as well as the critique of modernity, or what I refer to as the â€œdark modernityâ€ thesis. It ultimately situates Arendt within the dark modernity thesis and notes her affinity to other scholarship within this interpretation of German history.
Harris, Kacie, "Hannah Arendt and Postwar Interpretations of National Socialism" (2018). All Theses. 2935.