Fritz Stern, Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty, is the author of The Pol­i­tics of Cul­tur­al Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Ger­man­ic Ide­ol­o­gy. This essay is adapt­ed from a speech that he gave at the Leo Baeck Insti­tute in New York last year.
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