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Author: Oswald Spengler
ISBN: 0404169880
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Pages: 92 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Ams Pr Inc (June 1, 1988)
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Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (German: ; 29 May 1880 – 8 May 1936) was a German historian and philosopher of history whose interests included mathematics, science, and art and their relation to his cyclical theory of history

Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (German: ; 29 May 1880 – 8 May 1936) was a German historian and philosopher of history whose interests included mathematics, science, and art and their relation to his cyclical theory of history. He is best known for his book The Decline of the West (Der Untergang des Abendlandes), published in 1918 and 1922, covering all of world history. Spengler's model of history postulates that any culture is a superorganism with a limited and predictable lifespan.

The Hour of Decision was written by the German thinker Oswald Spengler and first published in 1933, the year National Socialism took over power in German

The Hour of Decision was written by the German thinker Oswald Spengler and first published in 1933, the year National Socialism took over power in German a would-be imperial autocrat, in the shadows of Julius Cesar, Napoleon and a few others, thus fulfilling the natural whole autocrats should have in the History of the West, as per the Decline of the West. In my opinion, Oswald Spengler's The Hour of Decision is a racist pamphlet against Jews and all minorities, and deserves all the censure for its backward racist points-of-view.

The Hour of Decision book. Oswald Spengler was born in 1880 in Blankenburg (then in the Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire) at the foot of the Harz mountains, the eldest of four children, and the only boy. His family was conservative German of the petite bourgeoisie. His father, originally a mining technician, who came from a long line of mineworkers, was a post office bureaucrat.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Spengler, Oswald d. ate. te: 2009-06-00 d. citation: 1934 d. dentifier. origpath: 74 d. copyno: 1 d.

Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (29 May 1880 – 8 May 1936) was a German historian, philosopher and political writer, most famous for his Der Untergang des Abendlandes (The Decline of the West).

Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (29 May 1880 – 8 May 1936) was a German historian, philosopher and political writer, most famous for his Der Untergang des Abendlandes (The Decline of the West), the first volume of which was published in the summer of 1918 and by 1926 had gone through thirty printings. Prussianism and Socialism 1919, translated by Donald O. White.

Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler was a German historian and philosopher whose interests also included mathematics, science, and .

Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler was a German historian and philosopher whose interests also included mathematics, science, and art. He is best known for his b. .ok The Decline of the West (Der Untergang des Abendlandes), published in 1918, which puts forth a cyclical theory of the rise and decline of civilizations. In 1920 Spengler produced Prussiandom and Socialism (Preussentum und Sozialismus), which argued for an organic, nationalist version of socialism and authoritarianism. He wrote extensively throughout World War I and the interwar period, and supported German hegemony in Europe.

Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (May 29, 1880 – May 8, 1936) was a German historian and philosopher whose interests also included mathematics, science, and art. He is best known for his book The Decline of the West in which he puts forth a cyclical theory of the rise and decline of civilizations. After Decline was published in 1918, Spengler produced his Prussianism and Socialism in 1920, in which he argued for an organic version of socialism and authoritarianism.

Oswald Spengler, German philosopher whose reputation rests entirely on The Decline of the West (2 vo. 1918–22), a major contribution to social theory. He believed that the West had already passed through the creative stage of ‘culture’ and that the future could only be a period of irreversible decline.

Discover Oswald Spengler famous and rare quotes. Oswald Spengler (2016) Jahre der Entscheidung (The Hour of Decision, 1933) pt. 1. 83 Copy quote. Oswald Spengler (2016). Routledge Revivals: Man and Technics (1932): A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life, . 6, Routledge. When the ordinary thought of a highly cultivated people begins to regard 'having children' as a question of pro's and con's, the great turning point has come. Children, People, Ordinary. Jahre der Entscheidung (The Hour of Decision, 1933) pt.

Oswald Spengler was evidently subjected to the influence of authors such as Herder, Bachofen, Burkhardt . Oswald Spengler actually rejects this latter term: East and West are notions that possess a real historical substance

Oswald Spengler was evidently subjected to the influence of authors such as Herder, Bachofen, Burkhardt, Schopenhauer, Haeckel, Vaihinger, Bergson, Dilthey and Karl Lamprecht. Oswald Spengler actually rejects this latter term: East and West are notions that possess a real historical substance. Europe is only an empty word, he explains at the start of the first volume of The Decline of the West.

An essay by the author of The Decline of the West, Oswald Spengler, on the need for "Prussianism" in order to save civilization from the "Coloured Peril," based on Spengler's view, just after the Naxi rise to power in 1933, that the white (European) tribes were under attack by colored races through a "war" by various political forces - enemies of the white race. Spengler's writings had a great effect on the racial thinking of Adolf Hitler. Chapters include The Political Horizon World War & New Powers The White World Revolution The Coloured World Revolution
Comments (6)
Gogul
Spengler does get it all correct, but he does provide a rough road map that gets us closer to a STRUCTURED understanding of the histories of culture versus civilization. Only four stars since Spengler is not the first to attempt this burdensome task/service. Worth reading, but would recommend reading The Decline of the West first. Some knowledge of ancient histories/persons helpful but not required. Be prepared to take notes. Worth the time, if for no other reason than to provide the reader with the vacuous, if not Satanic, nature of the so-called "world revolution" as orchestrated by the likes of Marx, Schiff, Lenin, et al. of their ilk.
greatest
The writing of a genius.
kewdiepie
The previous reviewer (who seems to think that Spengler is *advocating* when he is, in fact, *analyzing*) offers a complete distortion of this work. This is a penetrating follow-up to The Decline of the West, a book that takes the theories that Spengler outlined in abstract in his two-volume magnum opus, and applies them to the specific circumstances of his day.

As for the accusation of racism, Spengler means something completely different by the term ''race'' than what we now describe as ''racist'' thinking. As Spengler himself writes in this book:

''[S]peaking of race, it is not intended in the sense in which it is the fashion among anti-Semites in Europe and America to use it today: Darwinistically, materially. Race purity is a grotesque word in view of the fact that for centuries all stocks and species have been mixed, and the warlike -- that is, healthy -- generations with a future before them have from time immemorial always welcomed a stranger into the family if he had 'race,' to whatever race it was he belonged. Those who talk too much about race no longer have it in them.'' (p.219)

By ''race,'' Spengler means something much more akin to ''character,'' as well as cultural and national vitality. As he indicates in the above passage, he has no use for the more common type of racist thought, which he ridicules as mere ''zoology'' (p.225)

But moving beyond that specific issue, this work is a profound examination of the economic and spiritual crisis that faced Western culture in the 1930s, and continues to face it today.
Ynneig
Having found this book through Amazon's extensive network of used book dealers, I must say I feel I have been blessed by the gods, as this book is almost impossible to find (in English).
I've waded into the introduction thus far, and I must say that it's a MUST read for anyone who has tackled "der Untergag des Abendlandes" -- The Decline of the West. Spengler warns that the 1933 revolution in Germany was JUST the beginning to a new and revitalized Europe, but he also warned that SHOULD Europe enter into another war, the "Decline" of the West would be transformed into the "Suicide" of the West. As anyone who is familiar with Spengler, you'll see he has been dead on in most fields since he launched Decline of the West during the first great war.
The book concludes with a warning about the non-white world getting their hands on the white man's technology and using it to finally out do and destroy the white man (I'm simplifying it of course, but that's the gist).
I would highly recommend you try finding the book;...
Dilmal
Anyone who has read Spengler know his books make for heavy reading. However, his view in 1933 reflects much of what has happened and is happening today. His basic argument is that "Preußentum" is the type of character required for the white race to hold pre eminence in the world, vis a vis the colored races. Incidentally, apart of the negros, he calls colored people those from Russia, southern Spain and Italy among other.
Let us not forget that in the U.S. during the first decades of the 20th centuriy even immigrants from eastern europe were considered non-whites. Only immigrants from nordic-germanic-north european countries were referred to as whites.

The problem he sees occurring is the economic competition being waged by the colored races by charging much less for their products (sounds familiar?) taking markets away from whites and copying white race's technologies.

He also discusses the decadence and misery brought about by socialism; we all know what disasters "bolchevism" would cause in Europe.
All in all, a very good book.
Skyway
The Hour of Decision was written by the German thinker Oswald Spengler and first published in 1933, the year National Socialism took over power in German. The book is a fizzled and sad sequel, despite foreseeable, to Oswald Spengler's major opus, The Decline of the West, first published in 1918 and one has the feeling that he seemed to grab with both hands the historical window of opportunity to jump into (mainly) Mussolini's autocratic bandwagon, frequently quoting the italian dictator as incorporating many of the qualities of a would-be imperial autocrat, in the shadows of Julius Cesar, Napoleon and a few others, thus fulfilling the natural whole autocrats should have in the History of the West, as per the Decline of the West.
In my opinion, Oswald Spengler's The Hour of Decision is a racist pamphlet against Jews and all minorities, and deserves all the censure for its backward racist points-of-view.
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