Buchstein | HochsteinOtto Kirchheimer - Gesammelte Schriften

Faschismus, Demokratie und Kapitalismus (Fascism, Democracy and Capitalism), the second of the six volume collection of works by Otto Kirchheimer (1905–1965), contains 23 texts written by Kirchheimer during his exile in Paris and New York between 1933 and 1943. This period is marked by Kirchheimer’s ‘close and productive’ (Jürgen Habermas) interdisciplinary cooperation with Max Horkheimer’s associates, who had also been forced into exile. On the one hand, the works compiled in this volume address the legal, social, economic and political circumstances in Germany under the National Socialists: quintessential analyses of the Nazi regime and works on anti-Semitism and economic order which have remained unpublished until now. On the other hand, this volume collates Kirchheimer’s works on the problems of parliamentary rule faced by France and the USA at that time. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction which describes the different stages in Kirchheimer’s life after he fled Germany and explains the context in which the texts it contains were written.