By Yvonne Sherratt
Hitler had a dream to rule the realm, not just with the gun but additionally along with his brain. He observed himself as a "philosopher-leader" and astonishingly won the support of many intellectuals of his time. during this compelling e-book, Yvonne Sherratt explores Hitler's courting with philosophers and uncovers cruelty, ambition, violence, and betrayal the place least expected—at the center of Germany's ivory tower.
Sherratt investigates foreign information, researching proof back to the Twenties of Hitler's vulgarization of noble thinkers of the previous, together with Kant, Nietzsche, and Darwin. She unearths how philosophers of the Nineteen Thirties eagerly collaborated to lend the Nazi regime a cloak of respectability: Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, and a bunch of others. And whereas those eminent males sanctioned slaughter, Semitic thinkers like Walter Benjamin and rivals like Kurt Huber have been hunted down or murdered. Many others, corresponding to Theodor Adorno and Hannah Arendt, have been compelled to escape as refugees. The ebook portrays their fates, to be dispersed internationally because the ancient edifice of Jewish-German tradition was once destroyed through Hitler.
Sherratt not just confronts the previous; she additionally tracks down chilling proof of constant Nazi sympathy in Western Universities today.
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