Carl Emil Schorske (born March 15, 1915) is an American cultural historian and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. In 1981 he won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture (1980), which remains highly significant to modern European intellectual history. He was a recipient of the first year of MacArthur Fellows Program awards in 1981 and made an honorary cititzen of Vienna in 2012.
Born in New York City, Schorske received his B.A. from Columbia in 1936, and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He served in the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the CIA, during World War II, as chief of political intelligence for Western Europe. His first book, German Social Democracy, published by Harvard University Press in 1955, describes the schism of the German Social Democratic Party into a reformist/constitutionalist Right faction and a revolutionary oppositionist Left faction during the years 1905-1917.
Following his war-time service, Schorske taught at Wesleyan University (in the 1950s), the University of California at Berkeley (in the 1960s), and Princeton University(in the 1970s until his retirement in the early 1980s), where he was Dayton-Stockton Professor of History. Professor Schorske was named by Time Magazine as one of the nation's ten top academic leaders. In 1987, he held the Charles Homer Haskins Price Lecture.
Decorations and awards 
In 2004 Schorske was received the Ludwig Wittgenstein Prize of the Austrian Research Association (Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft). He is a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. On 25 April 2012, Schorske was made an honorary citizen of Vienna during a ceremony attended by his wife Elizabeth and Mayor of Vienna, Dr Michael Häupl.
- 1985: City of Vienna Prize for Journalism
- 1996: Grand Silver Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria
- 2007: Victor-Eagle State Prize for History of social movements
- Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
- "Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction" (web). pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein-Preis; Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft.
- "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1064. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
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