Talk:George Mosse

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I studied under Mosse in the mid 60's at UW Madison. His classes, like those of his colleague Harvey Goldberg, another refugee from Hitler, would have a cohort of the serious history majors with an even larger group in the class sitting in just to listen to Mosse or Goldberg. I still remember a friend who when he asked Mosse about a particular passage in Das Kapital, was told to come back and ask that question when he could read it in the original German. My friend did in fact return a year later to Mosse with that question having learned enough German to read Marx. Serious people in those days in Madison. I stayed with philosophy, tough but not as much of a radical commitment as the historians and sociologists had. Check out "History and the New Left: Madison, Wisconsin, 1950-1970" (Critical Perspectives on the Past Series) edited by Paul Buhle for a taste of that time.

Mike Logghe 01:02, 2 April 2006 (UTC)


I'm somewhat uneasy about this encyclopedia article. There are undertones that suggest Mosse was biased (by his background), self-interested, money hungry, and effeminate. While this may or may not be true, and I have no wish to argue about its verity, it is uncalled for in a supposed "encyclopedia" article. I would appreciate it if someone took it upon themselves to modify this article.

Ledeen and false claim[edit]

I have deleted "co-written with Michael Ledeen" from the book Nazism: a Historical and Comparative Analysis of National Socialism, 1978 because Mosse is listed as the author and not Ledeen.[1]

See the book title at for verification. Ledeen's page lists him as a research assistant. That's a big difference than being co-author. Skywriter 01:35, 20 August 2007 (UTC)