New Book: The Cause of Hitler’s Germany

For decades intellectuals have struggled to understand Nazi Germany. How could a country known as the “land of poets and philosophers” turn into a nation of killers?


In The Cause of Hitler’s Germany — a republication of a portion of The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America, first published in 1982 — Objectivist philosopher Leonard Peikoff provides the answer. As he explains, it was the German philosophy of unreason and collectivism that led to the rise of Nazi Germany.


“My approach to discovering the cause of Nazism is, I believe, unique and worthy of special attention; I am hopeful that this time it may reach its audience. If we are to survive today’s world, some — and ever more — people must come to understand that abstract theory is what produces existential consequences, both personal and social,” writes Peikoff in the book’s new preface.


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