STERN, Fritz. American (born Germany), b. 1926. Genres: History, Politics/Government. Career: Columbia University, Instructor 1946-51, Member of faculty, 1953-63, Professor, 1963-67, Seth Low Professor of History, 1967-92, University Professor, 1992-96, University Professor Emeritus, 1997-. Permanent Visiting Professor, University of Konstanz, Germany, 1967-. Member, Board of Eds., Foreign Affairs, 1978-92, and Transit Europaeische Revue. Publications: The Politics of Cultural Despair, 1961; Beth- man Hollweg und der Krieg: die Grenzen der Verantwortung, 1968; The Failure of Illiberalism: Essays on the Political Culture of Modern Germany, 1972, rev. ed., 1992; Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroeder, and the Building of the German Empire, 1977; Dreams and Delusions: The Drama of German History, 1987; Einstein's German World, 1999; Das Feine Schweigen; Historisch Essays, 1999. EDITOR: The Varieties of History, 1956; Geschichte und Geschichtschreibung, 1963; (with L. Krieger) The Responsibility of Power: Historical Essays in Honor of Hajo Holborn, 1967.