Nietzsche and the Nazis
* The hardcover book version was published in August 2010.
* The Kindle version is also available at Amazon.
* The original 2:45-hour documentary is available at Netflix and on DVD at Amazon.
* The brochure for the book, including the full table of contents [pdf].
* Polish translation forthcoming in late 2013.
* Samples of the manuscript’s parts and sections are available below in PDF format.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction: Philosophy and History
1. Fascinated by history
2. What is philosophy of history?
Part 2. Explaining Nazism Philosophically
3. How could Nazism happen?
4. Five weak explanations for National Socialism
5. Explaining Nazism philosophically
Part 3. National Socialist Philosophy
6. The Nazi Party Program
7. Collectivism, not individualism
8. Economic socialism, not capitalism
9. Nationalism, not internationalism or cosmopolitanism
10. Authoritarianism, not liberal democracy
11. Idealism, not politics as usual
12. Nazi democratic success
Part 4. The Nazis in Power
13. Political controls
14. Education [PDF]
17. Economic controls
19. The Holocaust
20. The question of Nazism’s philosophical roots
Part 5. Nietzsche’s Life and Influence
21. Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? [PDF]
22. God is dead
23. Nihilism’s symptoms
24. Masters and slaves
25. The origin of slave morality
26. The Overman
Part 6. Nietzsche against the Nazis
27. Five differences
28. On the “blond beast” and racism
29. On contemporary Germans
30. On anti-Semitism
31. On the Jews
32. On Judaism and Christianity
33. Summary of the five differences
Part 7. Nietzsche as a Proto-Nazi
34. Anti-individualism and collectivism
35. Conflict of groups
36. Instinct, passion, and anti-reason
37. Conquest and war
39. Summary of the five similarities
Part 8. Conclusion: Nazi and Anti-Nazi Philosophies
40. Hindsight and future resolve
41. Principled anti-Nazism
Part 9. Appendices
42. Appendix 1: NSDAP Party Program [PDF]
43. Appendix 2: Quotations on Nazi socialism and fascism [PDF]
44. Appendix 3: Quotations on German anti-Semitism [PDF]
45. Appendix 4: Quotations on German militarism [PDF]
The cover of the video documentary (at right).
Nietzsche and the Nazis — documentary screenshots.
The first several minutes of the documentary are posted at YouTube:
And on a lighter note: Ricky Gervais’s “Politics (Hitler interprets Nietzsche).”
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