The Man Without Qualities II: The Like of It Now Happens Themes

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The book focuses on the triad of Germanic nations: Prussia, Austria and Germany. The idea is that the group of nations should improve their culture as a whole in addition to making cultural efforts without including one another. This is a limited form of something called a sense of identity as "a European." Here it is in part also the idea that the unity created by using the German language gives them more reason to cultivate a united sense of culture.

Universal Austrianism is intended to create a sense of oneness of national and cultural identity. This is especially well suited to Imperialism, which was in vogue at the time, politically for Europe. Universal Austrian also obviously brings up that Austria is the center of the universe. At the dominant state of the Germanic nations of the time, this idea makes some sense. Germany, in 1918 when the...

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