A study of the relationship between past and present, and the relation between histories in different levels of generality. One after another Siegfried Kracauer examines various theories of history and exposes their strengths and weaknesses.
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Siegfried Kracauer [1885-1966], was one of the dominant intellectuals in Germany during the 1920s. In 1933 he emigrated to the United States, where he was affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art and later with Columbia University. He was the author of many books including his landmark study of German cinema, From Caligari to Hitler.Review:
"There is much substance here." -- -Choice
"Well written and cogently argued." -- -Library Journal
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