Forty-nine of us, forty-eight men and one woman, lay on the green waiting for the spike to open.
I know that it will sound shocking to some. I know that many people will disagree with my views. I shall not try to give a full and scholarly analysis of German Protestantism, of Luther and Lutheranism.
I shall merely give my own reading of Luther; I shall show only that side of Luther and his influence which is usually ignored in England and which is entirely the reverse of the traditional view.
My remark, the one I have quoted, is really nothing new or revolutionary. There is a multitude of books which express the same thought, but they all do what I have done hitherto, i.
The Nazis themselves claim Luther as their spiritual father.
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But then, we must be careful in our acceptance of Nazi sayings. However, long before Hitler there were German Protestant scholars of great standing who analysed aright the part Luther played in the history of Germany.
Ernst Troeltsch of Heidelberg, early in the present century. Since Hitler there have been very many authors who have connected Luther and National Socialism. Edgar Mowrer wrote as early as All the pet doctrines of Prussianism are found in the writings of the founder, Martin Luther.
All the same, I shall attempt to show how I came to this monstrous-seeming conclusion. When I was an undergraduate in my first term, my tutor returned an essay of mine on Political Philosophy with the sentence written under it: I did not quite know what he meant.
My tutor was a wise man, a very detached thinker, from whom I learnt few facts but something of the art of clear thinking. His saying has since then become my guiding maxim.
He meant that it is not possible to explain a very complex and intricate political or sociological situation by one cause alone. There are always a great many factors, some of greater, some of smaller, importance, which cause a particular phenomenon to come into being.
Only if we study them all can we come to a true and valuable analysis. For my part, I have slowly and gradually come to the conclusion that spiritual values and conflicts play the most important part in all problems which govern our lives as individuals and as citizens.
Max Weber, a famous German scholar, expresses exactly the same idea when he says: I know that it is debatable.Eighty years ago, many American intellectuals, particularly those who regarded themselves as the vanguard of progressivism, were devout Stalinists. That is, they believed—and believed.
The Nazi Party emerged from the German nationalist, racist and populist Freikorps paramilitary culture, which fought against the communist uprisings in post-World War I Germany. The party was created as a means to draw workers away from communism and into völkisch nationalism.
Initially, Nazi political strategy focused on anti-big business, anti-bourgeois and anti-capitalist rhetoric.
Hitler understood and accepted that war would be a potential outcome from his radical foreign policy, and in early years of his reign took necessary measures to prepare Germany for war.
October saw Hitler’s first foreign policy put into play with the removal of Germany from the League of Nations and the Disarmament conference. Fifty Orwell Essays, by George Orwell, free ebook. It is important that Nazi foreign policy is seen in this historical context for example, as a result of the treaty, Nazi Germany stopped paying reparations, abandoned .
the author of this essay never read The Prince, has no concept of Italian history and even less of the history and context of Jews in Germany and Jewish exploitation of German institutions; the role they played in forcing war upon Germany, and the context of Hitler's collaboration with zionists to carry out Louis Brandeis's order that "all Jews leave Germany.".