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Unformatted text preview: adapt
 positively
to
change.
 In
the
years
before
1945,
and
indeed
in
some
respects
beyond
this,
the
fatal
successes
of
 Imperial
Germany’s
ruling
elites,
assisted
by
older
historical
traditions
and
new
 experiences,
continued
to
exert
an
influence.

In
the
widespread
susceptibility
towards
 authoritarian
policies,
in
the
hostility
towards
democracy
in
education
and
political
life,
in
 the
continuing
influence
of
the
pre‐industrial
ruling
elites,
there
begins
a
long
inventory
of
 serious
historical
problems.

To
this
list
we
must
add
the
tenacity
of
the
German
ideology
of
 the
state,
its
myth
of
the
bureaucracy,
the
superimposition
of
the
class
differences
on
those
 between
the
traditional
late‐feudal
estates
and
the
manipulation
of
political
anti‐Semitism.

 It
is
because
of
all
these
factors
that
a
knowledge
of
the
history
of
t...
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