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"Imperial Germany" is a fairly large book.  My summary is a few sentences.  Obviously, I left a lot out.  Probably a LOT of important stuff.

The industrialists may not have exactly hired Hitler even if Herr Krupp claimed just that.  What is more important is that the industrialists got a lot of power in how the economy would be structured at the expense of most other actors--including banking.  And it showed--Germany was the first country to emerge from the global economic depression.

"The industrial system is handicapped by dissension, misdirection, and unemployment of material resources, equipment, and man power, at every turn where the statesmen or the captains of finance can touch its mechanisms." Thorstein Veblen (1921)

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 at 05:00:57 PM EST
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