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Black Vienna: The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918-1938

Janek Wasserman


Interwar Vienna was considered a bastion of radical socialist thought, and its reputation as “Red Vienna” has loomed large in both the popular imagination and the historiography of Central Europe. However, as this book shows, a “Black Vienna” existed as well; its members voiced critiques of the postwar democratic order, Jewish inclusion, and Enlightenment values, providing a theoretical foundation for Austrian and Central European fascist movements. Looking at the complex interplay between intellectuals, the public, and the state, the book argues that seemingly apolitical Viennese intellectual ... More

Keywords: interwar Vienna, Red Vienna, Black Vienna, Enlightenment, Jewish inclusion, democratic order, Austrian history, Austrian First Republic, Austrian anti-fascism, Austrian conservatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452871
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janek Wasserman, author
Assistant Professor of Modern German/Central European History, the University of Alabama