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    Reactionary Modernism: Some Ideological Origins of the Primacy of Politics in the Third Reich.Jeffrey Herf - 1981 - Theory and Society 10 (6):805.
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    An Age of Murder: Ideology and Terror in Germany.Jeffrey Herf - 2008 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2008 (144):8-37.
    It is best to begin with the obvious. This is a series of lectures about murder, indeed about an age of murder.1 Murders to be sure inspired by political ideas, but murders nevertheless. In all, the Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction, hereafter the RAF) murdered thirty-four people and would have killed more had police and intelligence agencies not arrested them or prevented them from carrying out additional “actions.”2 Yesterday, the papers reported that thirty-two people were killed in suicide-bomb attacks (...)
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    History Structure.Jeffrey Herf (ed.) - 1983 - MIT Press.
    The principal theme of the book is the fundamental problem of Marxist studies: the development of a theory of history that is an "epistemological reflection of materialist historical thought" and from which a rigorous methodology can evolve. In particular, Schmidt advances a view of history that reaffirms the reality and value of the actual content of historical experience. In the first half of the book, Schmidt returns to the historical texts of Hegel and Marx, and presents an original and suggestive (...)
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    Narratives of Totalitarianism: Nazism's Anti-Semitic Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust.Jeffrey Herf - 2006 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2006 (135):32-60.
    In recent decades, historians have probed the kinds of narratives that they tell in constructing the past. In the process, we have devoted too little attention to the ways that historical actors themselves translate beliefs and ideologies into narratives of events, which themselves become causal factors of great importance. In this essay, and the longer work from which it is drawn, I examine this translation as it emerged in Nazi Germany's anti-Semitic propaganda campaigns during World War II and the Holocaust. (...)
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