Bessner: Democracy in Exile


  • Christian Dayé Graz University of Technology



Hans Speier


Book review of:

Bessner, Daniel (2018) Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
312 pp.
ISBN: 9780801453038
Price: $35,00


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How to Cite

Dayé, C. (2021) “Bessner: Democracy in Exile”, Serendipities. Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences, 5(1-2). doi: 10.7146/serendipities.v5i1-2.128032.