Ominous Parallels

Ominous Parallels

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ePub
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$16.99
 
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  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101147559
  • 352 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

“A truly revolutionary idea…. Clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned.” —Ayn Rand
 
Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial “truth,” the public good, doing one’s duty—these are among the seductive catchphrases that circulated in pre-Nazi Germany. Objectivist author and philosopher Leonard Peikoff was Ayn Rand’s long-time associate. In The Cause of Hitler’s Germany—previously published in The Ominous Parallels—Peikoff demonstrates how unreason and collectivism led the seemingly civilized German society to become a Nazi regime.
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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