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Excerpts from “Ich Kampfe” (I Fight), the NSDAP Handbook, published in 1943

I recently came across this passage in George Orwell’s 1984: “The ideal set up by the party was something huge, terrible, and glittering — a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons — a nation of … Continue reading

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Revelations from the Memoirs of Otto Wagener

Below are passages from Hitler, Memoirs of a Confidant, published by Yale University Press in 1976. These memoirs were written by Otto Wagener, a political associate, frequent travel companion and personal confidant of Adolf Hitler from 1929-1933. He was also the chief … Continue reading

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More Thoughts About Religion

I think it’s very important to maintain a distinction between institutional religion and personal religion. Organized religion is not inherently a bad idea, but it has often been corrupted into the service of non-spiritual purposes having to do with power, … Continue reading

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Thoughts (and Misgivings) about “Zeitgeist”

The authors of this film, in spite of their sophistication about many important issues, unfortunately seem to be totally clueless as to the nature and purpose of religion. If one were to take their argument in Part 1 and apply … Continue reading

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