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Mein Kampf – The Text, its Themes and Hitler’s Vision

Robert Carr dissects a book frequently referred to but seldom read.

Dust jacket of 1926–1927 edition
Dust jacket of 1926–1927 edition

Mein Kampf is two volumes and 500-odd pages of repetitive, ranting, dull diatribe. There is, however, some consistency of thought. Ideas that came to serve as both electioneering messages and, once Hitler was in power, as chilling reality were his anti-Versailles, anti-Weimar, anti-Communist and anti-Semitic agenda.

This article will examine such anti-ideas as well as others presented in Mein Kampf, including notions of Volksgemeinschaft and racial superiority.

Autobiography and Outlook 

Besides presenting the essence of Nazism, Mein Kampf offers interesting asides and throws some light on the mindset of the twentieth century’s most reviled dictator, including his amazing confidence. In order to have become dictator of a neighbouring country, Adolf the Austrian clearly had no shortage of self-belief.  

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