Friday, November 28, 2008


"Contrary to his relentless assertions in "Mein Kampf," Hitler had no great foundational ideas or ideological system. His genius lay in the realization that people wanted to rally to ideas and symbols, technologies, and icons of the twentieth century-marketing, advertising, radio, airplanes, TV (he broadcast the Berlin Olympics), film, and most of all, oratory to massive, exquistively staged rallies. Time and again in Mein Kampf, Hitler makes it clear that he believed his greatest gift to the party wasn't his ideas but his ability to speak." ---Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg.

"We have endeavoured," Hitler explained, "to depart from the external, the superficical, endeavoured to forget social origin, class, profession, fortune, education, capital and everything that separates men, in order to reach that which binds them together."

Is there a vibe here?


Average American said...

I'm pretty sure that his clone plans to occupy the White House in January, dammit.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Thanks for the visit. I fear you are right. Goldberg's book got me thinking about what it takes to lead today. These were some quotes that made me worry. I'll post more.