On the Threshold of a New Era is the most concentrated expression of Jung’s worldview, one of the foremost voices in the German Conservative Revolution.
Edgar Julius Jung was one of the foremost voices in the Conservative Revolution, a German right-wing nationalist movement during the Weimar republic. Jung was a conservative critic of National Socialism, eventually assassinated by the NSDAP. In On the Threshold of a New Era, now available in English for the first time, he sets down his worldview in its most concentrated form.
Jung was committed to the revival of a corporativist society on the medieval model, one which abolishes capitalism, democracy, and parliamentarism while ensuring class collaboration and social mobility. Published in 1930 amid the collapse of the Weimar system, On the Threshold of a New Era proves amazingly prescient and relevant today. We get a picture of another right-wing path that Germany could have gone down, a tantalizing view of what might have been.