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Varon, Jeremy 1969-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 3,602 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HN90.R3, 322.420943
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Most widely held works about Jeremy Varon
 
Most widely held works by Jeremy Varon
Bringing the war home : the Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and revolutionary violence in the sixties and seventies by Jeremy Varon( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why Did Young, Middle-Class Radicals in prosperous democratic societies attempt to overthrow their governments by armed force in the 1960s and 1970s? How did they carry out this program of violence? These questions form the basis of this first comprehensive comparison of left-wing violence in the United States and West Germany. Using a wealth of primary material, ranging from interviews to FBI reports, Jeremy Varon reconstructs the motivations and ideologies of America's Weather Underground and Germany's Red Army Faction. Varon conveys the heated passions of the era -- the moral certainty, the depth of Utopian longing, the sense of danger and despair, and the exhilaration over temporary triumphs. Varon explores the strong similarities between the Weather Underground and the RAF and the reasons for their developing shared values, language, and strategies in spite of their different settings. Addressing the relationship of historical memory to political action, Varon demonstrates how Germany's fascist past influenced the escalating brutality of the West German conflict in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as why left-wing violence dropped sharply in the United States during the 1970s. Bringing the War Home is a fascinating account of how social movements come to embrace violence, how states can respond to radical dissent and forms of terror, how the rational and irrational can combine in political movements, and finally how moral outrage and militancy can play both constructive and destructive roles in efforts at social change. Varon's narrative is compelling and has wide implications for the United States's current "war on terrorism." Book jacket."--Jacket
The new life : Jewish students of postwar Germany by Jeremy Varon( )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the experiences of Jewish university students, survivors of the Holocaust who either remained as displaced persons in Germany or fled eastern Europe to the parts of Germany occupied by western powers as refugees--
Nuclear threats, nuclear fear, and the Cold War in the 1980s by Eckart Conze( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together cutting-edge scholarship from the United States and Europe to address political as well as cultural responses to both the arms race of the 1980s and the ascent of nuclear energy as a second, controversial dimension of the nuclear age. Diverse in its topics and disciplinary approaches, Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s makes a fundamental contribution to the emerging historiography of the 1980s as a whole. As of now, the era's nuclear tensions have been addressed by scholars mostly from the standpoint of security studies, focused on the geo-strategic deliberations of political elites and at the level of state policy. Yet nuclear anxieties, as the essays in this volume document, were so pervasive that they profoundly shaped the era's culture, its habits of mind, and its politics, far beyond the domain of policy
Fighting Fascism and Surviving Buchenwald : the Life and Memoir of Hans Bergas by Bension Varon( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting recent trends in cultural studies by Sebastien Moll( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The panelists address the question of who is legitimated by history and discuss the gap between theory and practice - the questionable accuracy - by which cynical intellectuals can discuss the cultures of peoples. Commentary is by Steven Sangren, professor of anthropology, Cornell
The nuclear crisis and the Cold War in the 1980s( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together cutting-edge scholarship from the United States and Europe to address political as well as cultural responses to both the arms race of the 1980s and the ascent of nuclear energy as a second, controversial dimension of the nuclear age. Diverse in its topics and disciplinary approaches, Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear and the Cold War of the 1980s makes a fundamental contribution to the emerging historiography of the 1980s as a whole. As of now, the era's nuclear tensions have been addressed by scholars mostly from the standpoint of security studies, focused on the geo-strategic deliberations of political elites and at the level of state policy. Yet nuclear anxieties, as the essays in this volume document, were so pervasive that they profoundly shaped the era's culture, its habits of mind, and its politics, far beyond the domain of policy
Bulletin of the German Historical Institute : issue no. 43 Fall 2008( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The new life : Jewish students in postwar Germany by Jeremy Varon( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Paul Cronin, editor. A Time to Stir: Columbia ’68( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Bringing the war home : the Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and revolutionary violence in the sixties and seventies
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