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The Political Economy of Nazism
An Interview With Adam Tooze

In this interview with Books&Ideas, specialist of German economic history Adam Tooze answers questions on the history of the Third Reich : was there such a thing as a Nazi economic policy ? what were the economic reasons for Hitler’s total war against Europe ? what were the legacies of this experience for the post-1945 German economy ?

Adam Tooze is professor of German History at Yale University. His Wages of Destruction. The Making and the Breaking of the Nazi Economy (Penguin Books, 2006 ; recently translated in French as Le Salaire de la destruction. Formation et ruine de l’économie nazie, tr. by Pierre-Emmanuel Dauzat, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 2012) is considered to be the most up-to-date and comprehensive reflection on the economic history of the Third Reich.

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Nicolas Delalande, « The Political Economy of Nazism. An Interview With Adam Tooze », Books and Ideas , 28 February 2013. ISSN : 2105-3030. URL :

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by Nicolas Delalande , 28 February 2013