The answer is simple, disturbing, and cautionary – about truths we don't want to see.
Summary: Hitler in Hell is one of the most important books of the year. As America drifts to fascism, we must understand what happened to Germany. Books like this can help us avoid taking a dark path like they did. It can happen here, in some form. The fall of Germany to fascism was … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: even in Hell, Hitler has news for us
Summary: Our institutions look strong, able to carry us through both tough times and internal dissention. But they are just "paper bullets of the mind." They failed in Weimar. We should pay attention to the signs that they will fail us, too. Worry about our institutions imploding from internal attack, not external attack. We trust … Continue reading Alert! Our institutions are hollow because we don’t love them.
Summary: Martin van Creveld's first novel concerns one of the great unresolved issues in western society, the rise and legacy of Adolf Hitler. It's especially timely now, as fascism rises once again. Excerpt from Hitler in Hell A new book by Martin van Creveld. “I, Adolf Hitler, am in Hell, the place to … Continue reading Martin van Creveld’s “Hitler in Hell”: the afterlife of a man who changed the West
Summary: American discussions often end in references to Hitler or Nazis. That's usually seen as an oddity or fun fact, when in fact it warns us of deep aspects of American society that have roots in 1930s Germany -- and that still shape our future. We prefer amnesia to confronting this. Perhaps events in the next … Continue reading Godwin’s Law should force us to remember & fear our shared heritage with Nazi Germany