The topics covered are: liberal democracy as a 'culture of rights' in America, Britain and Europe; republicanism as an ideology; a comparative look at the role of religion in nineteenth century Germany and America; the effect of Darwinism on America and Europe; a fascinating study of 'nationalism as a civil religion' in Lincoln, Carl Schurz and Otto von Bismarck
; German Catholic 'communalism' and the War between the States; the comparative history of 'racism and xenophobia in Germany and the U.S.
The founding father of collectivized social insurance, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
, was brutally candid about the political benefits of centralization.
The authors also examine in detail several other cases: the contrasting impacts on European politics of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
(for peace) and Kaiser Wilhelm II (for war); Napoleon Bonaparte's role in determining not only the intentions of France, but its capabilities and the reactions of other states; the difference that the contrasting personalities of dictators Saddam Hussein (reckless) and Hafiz al-Asad (cautious) made in the behavior of Iraq and Syria, respectively, after the Cold War.
BORN ARNOLD Schwarzenegger, actor, 1947, HENRY Ford, motor magnate, 1863 KATE Bush, English singer, 1958, above INGMAR Bergman, film director, 2007 MAEVE Binchy, novelist, 2012, above OTTO Von Bismarck
, V German chancellor, 1898
It was under the government of Otto von Bismarck
, a German chancellor in the 19th century, that the first state-funded retirement pension was created.
The figure of Otto von Bismarck
has always been an object of intense fascination for scholars.
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Otto von Bismarck
, the 'Iron Chancellor' who forged modern Germany, received thousands of fan mails including marriage proposals from women besotted with the dashing leader.
Otto von Bismarck
, the 19th-century German chancellor, is famously said to have remarked that "laws are like sausage.
He believed that the Teutonic "race" was chosen by God to lead the world, and he idolized Otto von Bismarck
, the "Iron Chancellor" who welded Prussia and Bavaria into a unified Germany.
1898 German politician Otto Von Bismarck
died on this day.
IN EARLY JULY 1944, BARELY three weeks before the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler by Claus von Stauffenberg, one of the leading members of the German resistance movement, Ulrich von Hassel, travelled through the war-torn Third Reich to visit the birthplace of Otto von Bismarck
(1815-98) in the north German village of Friedrichsruh.
Laws, as Otto von Bismarck
famously observed, are like sausages; it is better not to see either being made.