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Since its first publication in two volumes between 1918-1923, The Decline of the West has ranked as one of the most widely read and most talked about books of our time. In all its various editions, it has sold nearly 100,000 copies. A twentieth-century Cassandra, Oswald Spengler thoroughly probed the origin and "fate" of our civilization, and the result can be (and has been) read as a prophesy of the Nazi regime. His challenging views have led to harsh criticism over the years, but the...
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In this new and revised edition of Oswald Spengler's classic, Man and Technics, Spengler makes a number of predictions that today, more than eighty years after the book was first published, have turned out to be remarkably accurate. Spengler predicted that industrialisation would lead to serious environmental problems and that countless species would become extinct. He also predicted that labour from Third World countries would increasingly outcompete Western workers by doing the same work for...
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Writings on color from modernism to the present, by writers from Baudelaire to Baudrillard, surveying art from Paul Gauguin to Rachel Whiteread.

Whether it is scooped up off the palette, deployed as propaganda, or opens the doors of perception, color is central to art not only as an element but as an idea. This unique anthology reflects on the aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical meaning of color through the writings of artists and critics, placed within the broader context of...
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In Preußentum und Sozialismus reflektiert Oswald Spengler über das Verhältnis zwischen Sozialismus, Liberalismus und dem, was er Preußentum nennt. Er verwendet diesen Begriff in einem weiteren Sinn und nicht nur, um das zu beschreiben, was an Preußen als bestimmtes Gebiet oder Staatsgebilde geknüpft ist. Preußentum ist für Spengler eine typisch deutsche, angeborene Veranlagung, die in Eigenschaften wie Pflichtgefühl und Bereitschaft sich für das Gemeinwohl zu opfern, zum Ausdruck...
Book cover from Der Mensch und die Technik (German Edition) by Oswald Spengler
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Oswald Spenglers Werk Der Mensch und die Technik enthält eine Reihe von Prognosen, die sich heute, gut achtzig Jahre nachdem das Buch geschrieben wurde, als bemerkenswert treffsicher erweisen. Spengler prophezeit massive Umweltprobleme, die Ausrottung unzähliger Tierarten sowie eine zunehmende Aussiedelung der westlichen Industrie in die Dritte Welt. Die Technik hat, nach Spengler, dem Menschen nicht nur die Möglichkeit gegeben die Kräfte der Natur zu zügeln, sondern sie hat den Menschen...
Book cover from The Decline of the West, Vol. 2: Perspectives of World History by Oswald Spengler
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Oswald Spengler was born in 1880 at Blankenburg, Germany. He studied mathematics, philosophy, and history at Munich and Berlin. Except for his doctor's thesis on Heraclitus, he published nothing before the first volume of The Decline of the West, which appeared when he was thirty-eight. The Agadir crisis of 1911 provided the immediate incentive for his exhaustive investigations of the background and origins of our civilization. He chose his main title in 1912, finished the first draft of "Form...
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An essay by the author of The Decline of the West, Oswald Spengler, on the need for "Prussianism" in order to save civilization from the "Coloured Peril," based on Spengler's view, just after the Naxi rise to power in 1933, that the white (European) tribes were under attack by colored races through a "war" by various political forces - enemies of the white race. Spengler's writings had a great effect on the racial thinking of Adolf Hitler. Chapters include The Political Horizon World War & New...
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Oswald Spengler, in the aftermath of the Great War, gained international repute as a philosopher-historian whose apparently doom-laden forecast on the eclipse of Western Civilisation, The Decline of The West, struck a chord amidst a period of moral, cultural, social and economic decay, around which swirled increasingly violent forces of Left and Right. Yet if recalled at all today it is as a failed prophet, whose “decline of the West” did not eventuate, and whose forecast of an “age of...
Book cover from The Decline of the West Volume 1 by Spengler Oswald 1880-1936
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