Download Epub Format ó Mein Kampf PDF by ☆ Adolf Hitler Yes, I have read it, hell I still own a copy I make no excuses, and will not issue apologies I am not a nazi sympathizer, anti semitic, or racist, fascist, or any other variety of colorful names that I have been called for having this on my shelf I confess that I was curious about the method to the madness and how such whole sale slaughter of human life could be rationalized Get past impressions that are forced down your throat in history class and read it for what it is, a historical text that, like it or not, had a tremendous impact on the world as we know it today It is a difficult read and, to be frank, a large percent of the population will not have the fortitude to pick it up off the shelf in a bookstore or be able get past the ideas presented and discard it outright One does not have to agree with the author in order to examine the text as a political and soci amazing the most spectacular peice of literature of the 20th century I was changed forever.
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I read this book on the recommendation of a friend Or at least I thought he was my friend It turned out he was actually just a cashier at Borders But he looked an awful lot like this guy I used to be friends with when I worked at Gamestop I could have sworn it was him The only real difference was that he worked at Borders and not Gamestop Oh and he apparently enjoys Nazi literature And I m pretty sure the guy I worked with at Gamestop was black.
But in any case I suppose I should blame myself Perhaps the next time a skinny bald white cashier recommends a book written by Adolf Hitler I should get a second opinion Especially if he s not the tall black guy wi I read this in 1979 as part of my first degree in history whilst doing a course on Modern German History It doesn t read easily Hitler wasn t a natural author The most interesting thing is that this was written without hindsight or from a position of power, or at the time any immediate likelihood of power The ideas are not new they are recycled and an understanding of fin de si cle Vienna and the maelstrom of ideas in the late nineteenth century which influenced Hitler is vital The mix of ideas following Darwin, combined with Nietzsche superman , the anti Semitism and eugenics not to mention all the madcap scientific ideas around and the growth of psychoanalysis We sometimes forget that eugenics was very popular and respectable The idea that certain classes of people should not be allowed to breed was very current and popular and took people in many different directi While I was teaching on my placement at the start of the year my supervising teacher had an incentive program going on with some of the students in the VCE history class we were taking He told them he would pay 50 to any student who finished reading Mein Kampf by the end of the year He told me he had made this offer every year and had never been required to pay up He believed this was because the book was so poorly written and so turgid that even the most money hungry 16 year old would figure there were easier ways to make some cash.
That was the head space I approached this book in I was expecting it to be almost painfully badly written and pretty much the awful rants of a nearly insane fool I need to assure you, t Of course I didn t expect Mein Kampf to be a great book, even within the admittedly narrow antisemitic messianic homoerotic prison genre, but I did expect a little showmanship If you ve seen Riefenstahl s Triumph of the Will, then you know Adolf could really work himself into an artful spittle flying lather My German is middling, but I ve heard he was all charismatic and persuasive or whatever Like, if you were just planning to go out for a stroll and pick up some schnitzel, you d happen to overhear him on a radio broadcast and all of a sudden you d be smashing windows, incarcerating Jews, and annexing strategic swaths of Lebensraum before you even knew what you were doing He was that powerful Yeah, we all understand that Hitler didn t have the best taste He was into retro Greek kitsch and probably those
Mein Kampf or My Struggle Five Hundred and Sixty Pages of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity, Irrationality and Sheer ProlixityUnderstanding Hitler s political methods, rhetorical techniques and organizational skills is often cited as the best reason to read this book in the modern age, since many dictators still use it as a handbook Understanding their guidebook might be the best way to beat them at their own game Many readers today avoid the book to avoid the taint of being seen reading it and also out of fear of perhaps falling under its influence That is considered to be playing into the hands of the ones who are willing to use he powerful methods present therein.
If the book was indeed a powerfully reasoned piece of work this Let s distill my previous review.
This book is badly written, presents scientifically incorrect, racist ideas as fact, and takes a comically long time to tell a boring story about formulating an idiotic military plan that didn t work.
People who should read this book don t need to be told they should read it They also have listened to Wagner and read Nietzsche, and find their respective worldviews problematic.
If your explanation for reading this book does not involve understanding mistakes from the past and or exploring why people find nationalism engaging you shouldn t read it.