Ominous Parallels

Ominous Parallels

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452011175
  • 352 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial “truth,” the public good, doing one’s duty–these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom.
Ominous Parallels

Ominous Parallels

Leonard Peikoff

Praise

Praise for The Ominous Parallels:

“[The Cause of Hitler’s Germany] offers a truly revolutionary idea…The book is clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Its style is clear and hard as crystal––and as sparkling…As to my personal reaction, I can express it best by paraphrasing a line from Atlas Shrugged: ‘It’s so wonderful to see a great, new, crucial achievement which is not mine!’” ––Ayn Rand
 
“Extraordinarily perceptive…frightening insights…Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today’s world should read this book.” ––Alan Greenspan
 
“A fascinating weave of German history, philosophic determinism, and Objectivist polemic.”
––Chicago Tribune

Table of Contents

Introduction by Ayn Rand

Part One: Theory
1. The Cause of Nazism
2. The Totalitarian Universe
3. Hitler’s War Against Reason
4. The Ethics of Evil
5. The Nation of the Enlightenment
6. Kant Versus America

Part Two: Practice
7. United They Fell
8. The Emotionalist Republic
9. The Nazi Synthesis
10. The Culture of Hatred
11. The Killers Take Over
12. Hitler in Power
13. The Concentration Camps
14. America Reverses Direction
15. Convulsion and Paralysis
16. “A Republic – If You Can Keep It”

References
Index

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