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The Sense of a Vacuum

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A Response

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In response to the discussants this essay places Wages of Destruction in its historiographical context. In dialogue with Riley’s call for a reading of Nazi Germany in terms of a theory of imperialism, it calls for an account of the ‘variable geometry’ of regime-business relations. In conclusion, however, we must insist on the ‘vacuum’ of causal logic that is a defining characteristic of the history of the Nazi regime.

Affiliations: 1: Department of History, Yale


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