The Weimar system appeared to me like a father who locks his little boys in a room and stirs them up against one another and says: 'Beat each other up as much as you want.'
I may be a minority of one in advocating that one should NOT separate science and politics partly because I am old enough to remember the Weimar Republic before 1934...
Goethe in Weimar sleeps, and Greece, Long since, saw Byron ’s struggle cease.Matthew Arnold
In the Germany of the l920s, the Weimar Republic, both organismic biology and Gestalt psychology were part of a larger intellectual trend that saw itself as a protest movement against the increasing fragmentation and alienation of human nature. The entire Weimar culture was characterized by an antimechanistic outlook, a "hunger for wholeness". Organismic biology, Gestalt psychology, ecology, and, later on, general systems theory all grew out of this holistic zeitgeist.fritjof capra