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The Mental AftermathThe Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949$
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Klaus Hentschel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199205660

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.001.0001

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Self-Pity, Sentimentality, And Selfishness

Self-Pity, Sentimentality, And Selfishness

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The Mental Aftermath


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Balfour, Hannah Arendt, and Hartshorne distinguish self-pity, sentimentality, and selfishness as characteristics of the attitude prevalent among post war Germans. This chapter provides illustrations from the community under examination, based on contemporary foreign observations as well as reports by Germans themselves.

Keywords:   self-pity, sentimentality, selfishness, post war Germans

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