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Herz, 1960. Social Research 27(1):139-156

East Germany: Progress and Prospects
John H. Herz

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 27, No. 1 (Spring 1960): 139:156

EXCERPT: Power without Mandate--Macht ohne Mandat--the title of a recent book on East Germany, is in two ways an apt description of present East German rulership. It indicates something that this rule shares with other undemocratic regimes: that totalitarian control means unlimited and irresponsible government. And in addition it highlights the fact that in this instance the unit in which such control is exercised cannot even be called a nation, or country, in the ordinary sense; in contrast to other so-called ムcaptive nations,メ the self-styled German Democratic Republic, in the eyes of most of its inhabitants, is not a ムnationメ but part of one.
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