The Failure of Illiberalism: Essays on the Political Culture of Modern Germany
Stern argues that from Bismarck to the end of World War II, German
society embraced the impulse toward totalitarianism that this
illiberal stance fostered. He also examines the efforts of German
scholars to explain the phenomenon of Nazism, the attempt of the
German people to come to terms with their past, and the failure of
illiberalism in the 1950s.