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Meta-politics: The Roots of the Nazis Mind
Meta-politics The Roots of the Nazis Mind Author:Peter Viereck Actually 391 or 415 pages,counting roman numerals. Revised edition includes new essay about the anti-Jew and "romantic" philosopher Alfred Rosenberg who greatly influenced Hitler. — This book goes back to the disastrous time of genocidal murder and manslaughter of several million Germans in the pseudo-religious Thirty Years War of the early 1600s... more »[From the book:"By sword and by starvation...slaughtered literally the majority of Germany's population." I will note here that actually the slaughter "only" wiped out only about 50% of the people in the NORTHERN half of Germany].
Also noted is the catastrophe of Napoleon's invasion of Germany,as well as N's horrifying adventure in Russia, including nearly half German-speaking soldiers among his 600,000 invaders;only a small fraction of N's "grand armee" survived the winter.
The rise of German nationalism within the context of Napoleon's Europe and the Romantic movement is also discussed. This book may overly blame an obscure German thinker[Jahn],& Wagner.
The book was highly praised by Thomas Mann[new essay included],the great historian of revolutions,Crane Brinton,and others.
In overview of these sufferings: Russians, Jews, Poles, Germans;who has suffered more from religious,racist, nationalist,or other fanaticisms?« less