am 21. Dezember 2003
This book is well worth reading. One cannot live in Germany without noticing the wide acceptance of "Heilpraktiker", the practicioners of pseudo-scientific 'holistic medicine' (homeopathy). Anne Harrington's book traces the growth of 'holistic' ideas in biology and medicine in Germany the last century as steming from Goethe's anti-scientific (anti-Newtonian) influence into the Nazi era, and the influence of former Nazis on the Green movement (Why not? They've influenced nearly everything else). An irritation: the book shows a picture of a Swiss alpine lake as an example of unrealistic romanticism. The Swiss lake and alpine scene are, however, real!