A Startling New Look at Hitler and His Place in History

 

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http://www.ihr.org/sites/default/files/audio/podcasts/The_Mark_Weber_Report-20120215_0.mp3


The “standard” biographies of Adolf Hitler are inadequate and fundamentally flawed, says American historian Russell Stolfi in his remarkable new book, Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny.

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The mass media, and even supposedly scholarly works, portray the German leader as a monstrous, criminal demagogue who was driven by irrational hatred and lust for power. In fact, contends Stolfi, Hitler was a prophetic, messianic and visionary figure, who should be understood and appreciated along with such towering personalities as Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Mohammed and Jesus.

Stolfi’s important book not only provides much-needed historical perspective. It is itself an expression of an inevitable trend toward a more valid and truthful understanding of an extraordinary historical figure.

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