Category Archives: Adolf Hitler

Hitler Laughing: Comedy in the Third Reich (6-21-21)

00:00 Cultural historian William Grange 01:00 Alexander Technique 03:00 My 2007 interview with William Grange 07:00 Aging and cognitive power 09:30 Writers block 12:00 American identity 15:00 African-American identity 20:00 The civil rights revolution 22:00 American theater and American identity … Continue reading

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Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics (2009)

From the 2009 edition Introduction by the author Frederic Spotts: * You can discuss Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot with calm reason. But it is almost impossible to talk about Hitler rationally. When, in 2000, Time magazine was considering whom … Continue reading

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Hitler’s True Believers: How Ordinary People Became Nazis

Here are some highlights from this 2020 book by professor Robert Gellately: * Hitler said of the NSDAP in the 1920s that “90 ninety percent of it was made up by left-wing people.” He also thought it was “decisive” that … Continue reading

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One man’s adventure beyond good & evil

If you can’t read a book without losing your mind, and you’re not willing to do the work to get sane, then you should get a legal guardian who makes all important decisions for you. People love to blame anyone … Continue reading

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The Other God that Failed: Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism

Summary: “Why did some of the “best and brightest” of Weimar intellectuals advocate totalitarian solutions to the problems of liberal democratic, capitalist society? How did their “radical conservatism” contribute to the rise of National Socialism? What roles did they play … Continue reading

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