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Published: 01 March 2018

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474413244

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The Politics of Repressed Guilt

The Tragedy of Austrian Silence

First Edition

Claudia Leeb

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • A philosophical investigation of dealing with guilt and its impact on democracy, looking at the case of Austrian Nazis
  • Draws on the work of Hannah Arendt and Theodor W. Adorno
  • Appropriates psychoanalytic theory to analyse court documents of Austrian Nazi perpetrators as well as recent public controversies surrounding Austria's involvement in the Nazi atrocities
  • Considers how the former agents of Hitlerite crimes and contemporary Austrians have dealt with their guilt
  • Shows us that only by guilt can individuals and nations take responsibility for their past crimes, show solidarity with the victims of crimes, and prevent the emergence of new crimes

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