Rudolf Kjellén (* 13. June 1864 in Torsö, district Vadsbo, Skaraborg office in Sweden; † 14. November 1922 in Uppsala) was first a professor for geography in Göteborg, later up to his death professor Skytteanus for political science in Uppsala. Temporarilyit was as conservative members of the Swedish realm daily.
Possibly Kjellén was first, which wrote from the “national socialism “, without he a “Nazi” in the laterMeaning was. Ideologically it was conservatively oriented, around the turn of the century belonged it to the “Unghöger”. A race question does not interest it, Kjellén described the Jews as “a nice people”.
Nowadays Kjellén is most well-known in geopolitical area. Its books do not only read Sweden, but alsoKubaner, Chinese and other one. “The state as way of life” is written in German, it is its opus magnum in political sciences.
influences on völkisch national policy
Eduard Stadtler and other Vordenker of the national socialism as well as representative new rights today do not only see themselves ofit as by Houston Stewart Chamberlain in its völkischen thinking and in the glorification of war and social viennaism affects. Politically Kjellén in Sweden became in the last years again current. Karl A. Wittfogel called Kjellen already 1929 one „fascist prophets ". Nationalconservative politicians like e.g. Tommy Funebo use Kjellén as ideological basis for their political argumentation.
works in German language
- Kjellén, Rudolf, the great powers of the present. Leipzig, Berlin, 1914.
- Kjellén, Rudolf, the political problems of the world war. Leipzig, 1916.
- Kjellén, Rudolf, the state as way of life.Leipzig, 1917.
- Kjellén, Rudolf, the great powers before and after that world wars. Leipzig, Berlin, 1930.
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| | * Literature of and over Rudolf Kjellén in the catalog of the DDB
|DATE OF BIRTH||13. June 1864|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Torsö, district Vadsbo, Skaraborg office in Sweden|
|DYING DATE||14. November 1922|