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Mein Kampf To Be Republished in Germany

After decades of its republication being made illegal, a new version of Hitler’s Mein Kampf is due to be released in Germany by a Munich-based historical society. The Washington Post:

Rather than a how-to guidebook for the aspiring fascist, the new reprint, the group said this month, will instead be a vital academic tool, a 2,000-page volume packed with more criticisms and analysis than the original text.

Still, opponents are aghast, in part because the book is coming out at a time of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and as the English and other foreign-language versions of “Mein Kampf” — unhindered by the German copyrights — are in the midst of a global renaissance.

Although authorities here struck deals with online sellers such as to prohibit sales in Germany, new copies of “Mein Kampf” have become widely available via the Internet around the globe. In retail stores in India, it is enjoying strong popularity as a self-help book for Hindu nationalists. A comic-book edition was issued in Japan. A new generation of aficionados is also rising among the surging ranks of the far right in Europe. The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Greece, for instance, has stocked “Mein Kampf” at its bookstore in Athens.

The historical society in question is, of course, taxpayer financed. Germany’s tax dollars at work!

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  • Tom Chambers

    I’ve had a copy of Mein Kampf for years. A nice leather-bound, gold-embossed edition published by Easton Press as part of a series, maybe ‘Fifty Books That Changed The World.’ It’s sitting in my bookcase alongside Darwin, Emerson, Tom Paine, Adam Smith, etc. I haven’t read it yet (The Pilgrim’s Progress has taken priority, and Harry Potter, and many others) but I’m not promising that I won’t someday. I also noted today the report that ISIS has burned some thousands of historic books from the Mosul library, which makes this blog-post ironic.

    • Josephbleau

      stick with Milton, Vanity fair is a riot.

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