Appendix 4: Quotations on German militarism [Nietzsche and the Nazis]

[This is Appendix 4 of Nietzsche and the Nazis. Sources for the quotations are at the end of this post.]

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The Climate of Collectivism: Chapter 4 of Explaining Postmodernism

his chapter chronicles the rise of Counter-Enlightenment, collectivized social and political thought on the European continent, from Rousseau and Kant in the eighteenth century, through Fichte and Hegel in the nineteenth (Marx is treated separately in Chapter 5), setting the stage for the great battle between Right and Left versions of collectivism early in the twentieth century.

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The Counter-Enlightenment Attack on Reason

Chapter Two of my book is now available online. This chapter traces the decline of epistemology from Kant’s “Copernican Revolution” to the dominance in the nineteenth-century of speculation and irrationalism, setting the stage for the collapse of reason in the twentieth century, which is the subject of Chapter Three.

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