Karl Schlögel, "American Matrix" Moderation: Stefan Kornelius (SZ) | Zur Veranstaltungs-Website
Karl Schlögel’s unique take on the history of the 20th century and the heyday of the USA
Historian Karl Schlögel has written much about Eastern Europe. But he has also travelled extensively throughout the United States, and was as taken with its vastness as he was with Russia’s size. American Matrix tells the story of how North America opened up when railways and highways were built, cities and industries appeared out of thin air, and skyscrapers shot up – all things that America achieved as a society unbound to tradition. The promise of the American way of life changed the world as much as the socialist project. This major book by Karl Schlögel describes the USA from a unique, surprising perspective – and tells a story of the 20th century like never before.
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