All Quotes Review: Mein Kampf

Summary

Given the historical baggage surrounding Mein Kampf it is difficult to write a review that isn't completely overtaken by Adolf Hitler's later actions. In lieu of writing a full review, I'll give a series of quotes from the book that are particularly informative. An actual review of the work will follow.

All Quotes Review!

Sometimes the best way to get an initial feel for a book without digesting the entire thing is to get an impression, a collage or sketch, of what the book covers and what specific passages of the book most stand out to others. I'm introducing the All Quotes Review (AQR) that will provide highlights from recently read books before I write up a normal book review.

Mein Kampf will be the first book in the AQR series. Below are some sections of Mein Kampf that stood out while reading the book. This gives a flavor of the variety of topics and some hint at the tenor of the book. All quotations below based off of the following edition of Mein Kampf:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008QI6EHQ.

Before diving in: you are probably wondering, should I read Mein Kampf? Given the actions of, and baggage associated with, the author, an initial reaction is, no! However, I would say, read it! The book not only gives some insights into what might have driven Hitler (and how his interpretation of historical events lead to certain actions while in power), but it is also mixed with practical advice about political movements (similar to Rule for Radicals). Lastly, his discussion about what a nation should aim for, or be to best serve its people, hint at a broader tapestry—beyond stirring up racial, anti-Semitic, and other tensions—for why so many people may have followed Hitler and how he rose to, and held onto, power.

The Quotes

"every great movement on this earth owes its growth to great speakers and not to great writers." - paragraph #90

 

"What will happen one day when hordes of emancipated slaves come forth from these dens of misery to swoop down on their unsuspecting fellow men?" - paragraph #243

 

"As if the cinema bilge and the gutter press and suchlike could inculcate knowledge of the greatness of one's country, apart entirely from the earlier education of the individual." - paragraph #256

 

"Though my feelings might rebel a thousand time, reason now had to draw its own conclusions." - paragraph #333

 

"The fact that nine-tenths of all the smutty literature, artistic tripe and theatrical banalities, had to be charged to the account of people who formed scarcely one per cent. of the nation" - paragraph #334

 

"To claim that in the presentation of facts and views its attitude was impartial seemed to me to contain more falsehood than truth. The writers were — Jews." - paragraph #335

 

"On putting the probing knife carefully to that kind of abscess one immediately discovered, like a maggot in a putrescent body, a little Jew who was often blinded by the sudden light." - paragraph #332

 

"In the Jew I still saw only a man who was of a different religion, and therefore, on grounds of human tolerance, I was against the idea that he should be attacked because he had a different faith. And" - paragraph #320

 

"But a Jew can never be rescued from his fixed notions." - paragraph #343

 

"Should they fail, in spite of their tricks of logic, they acted as if they could not understand the counter arguments and bolted away to another field of discussion." - paragraph #345

 

"In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord." - paragraph #351

 

"Generally speaking a man should not publicly take part in politics before he has reached the age of thirty," - paragraph #366

 

"In accordance with his principles, one of these gentry will defend the worst kind of tyranny, though it may be leading a people to ruin, because it is the fleeting embodiment of the 'Authority of the State', and another will reject even a highly beneficent government if it should happen not to be in accord with his notion of 'democracy'." - paragraph #522

 

"For as soon as the procreative faculty is thwarted and the number of births diminished, the natural struggle for existence which allows only healthy and strong individuals to survive is replaced by a sheer craze to 'save' feeble and even diseased creatures at any cost. And thus the seeds are sown for a human progeny which will become more and more miserable from one generation to another, as long as Nature's will is scorned." - paragraph #607

 

"Out of that situation arises the incomparable inner strength of the U.S.A. and the contrary situation is responsible for the weakness of most of the colonial European Powers." - paragraph #627

 

"Our doctrinal way of regarding history and our professorial ideas in that domain have done irreparable harm and offer a striking 'proof' of how people 'learn' history without understanding anything of it." - paragraph #646

 

"This is chiefly applicable to that parasitic nation which, particularly at the present time preys upon the honest portion of mankind; I mean the Jews." - paragraph #660

 

"Jewish ship-of-state under the flag of Religion and thus securing that tolerance which Aryans are always ready to grant to different religious faiths." - paragraph #661

 

"The tempest of historical achievements seemed to have permanently subsided, so much so that the future appeared to be irrevocably delivered over to what was called peaceful competition between the nations." - paragraph #696

 

"On the other hand, British and American war propaganda was psychologically efficient. By picturing the Germans to their own people as Barbarians and Huns, they were preparing their soldiers for the horrors of war and safeguarding them against illusions." - paragraph #766

 

"It was, for example, a fundamental mistake to ridicule the worth of the enemy as the Austrian and German comic papers made a chief point of doing in their propaganda." - paragraph #765

 

"they had no conception of the fact that propaganda demands the most skilled brains that can be found." - paragraph #766

 

"that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility;" - paragraph #960

 

"than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to largescale falsehoods." - paragraph #960

 

"never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." - paragraph #960

 

""Generally, readers of the Press can be classified into three groups:

  • First, those who believe everything they read;
  • Second, those who no longer believe anything;
  • Third, those who critically examine what they read and form their judgments accordingly."" - paragraph #977"

 

"With ruthless determination the State must keep control of this instrument of popular education and place it at the service of the State and the Nation." - paragraph #984

 

"Man must not fall into the error of thinking that he was ever meant to become lord and master of Nature." - paragraph #989

 

"Man must realize that a fundamental law of necessity reigns throughout the whole realm of Nature and that his existence is subject to the law of eternal struggle and strife. He will then feel that there cannot be a separate law for mankind in a world in which planets and suns follow their orbits, where moons and planets trace their destined paths, where the strong are always the masters of the weak and where those subject to such laws must obey them or be destroyed." - paragraph #989

 

"Indeed such action might trespass on the freedom of the Press, that expression being a euphemism under which such papers escape legal punishment for deceiving the public and poisoning the public mind." - paragraph #991

 

"In the case of the man there is the additional fact that he frequently is unfortunate enough to run up against this danger when he is under the influence of alcohol." - paragraph #1019

 

"History furnishes us with innumerable instances that prove this law. It shows, with a startling clarity, that whenever Aryans have mingled their blood with that of an inferior race the result has been the downfall of the people who were the standardbearers of a higher culture." - paragraph #1098

 

"The most profound cause of such a decline is to be found in the fact that the people ignored the principle that all culture depends on men, and not the reverse. In other words, in order to preserve a certain culture, the type of manhood that creates such a culture must be preserved." - paragraph #1110

 

"The greatness of the Aryan is not based on his intellectual powers, but rather on his willingness to devote all his faculties to the service of the community." - paragraph #1132

 

"What an infinitely tenacious will-to-live, to preserve one's kind, is demonstrated by that fact!" - paragraph #1143

 

"The Jew offers the most striking contrast to the Aryan. There is probably no other people in the world who have so developed the instinct of self-preservation as the so-called 'chosen' people." - paragraph #1143

 

"On this first and fundamental lie, the purpose of which is to make people believe that Jewry is not a nation but a religion, other lies are subsequently based." - paragraph #1160

 

"For him language is not an instrument for the expression of his inner thoughts but rather a means of cloaking them." - paragraph #1160

 

"To mask his tactics and fool his victims, he talks of the equality of all men, no matter what their race or colour may be. And the simpletons begin to believe him." - paragraph #1185

 

"The idea is to demolish this structure and on its ruins triumphantly erect the structure of the International Stock Exchange." - paragraph #1197

 

"They have not the slightest intention of building up a Jewish State in Palestine so as to live in it. What they really are aiming at is to establish a central organization for their international swindling and cheating." - paragraph #1209

 

"Russia furnishes the most terrible example of such a slavery. In that country the Jew killed or starved thirty millions of the people, in a bout of savage fanaticism and partly by the employment of inhuman torture. And he did this so that a gang of Jewish literati and financial bandits should dominate over a great people." - paragraph #1218

 

"But the politicians of the Right deserve exactly the same reproach." - paragraph #1246

 

"In this world success is the only rule of judgment whereby we can decide whether such an undertaking was right or wrong." - paragraph #1272

 

"Therefore, from any and every viewpoint, the organization is only a necessary evil. At best it is only a means of reaching certain ends. The worst happens when it becomes an end in itself." - paragraph #1282

 

"Terror cannot be overcome by the weapons of the mind but only by counterterror." - paragraph #1332

 

"then the story of those forty years of futile effort furnishes sufficient proof for the incompetence of such a protagonist. People of that kind are specially dangerous because they do not want to participate in the movement as ordinary members. They talk rather of the leading positions which would be the only fitting posts for them, in view of their past work and also so that they might be enabled to carry on that work further. But woe to a young movement if the conduct of it should fall into the hands" - paragraph #1336

 

"Most of these 'silent workers' generally pretend to know God knows what. Not one of them is capable of any real achievement, but they keep on trying to fool the world with their antics." - paragraph #1346

 

"For our principal colour we chose red, as it has an exciting effect on the eye and was therefore calculated to arouse the attention of our opponents and irritate them. Thus they would have to take notice of us — whether they liked it or not — and would not forget us." - paragraph #1351

 

""A fire was enkindled from whose glowing heat the sword would be fashioned which would restore freedom to the German Siegfried and bring back life to the German nation.

 

Beside the revival which I then foresaw, I also felt that the Goddess of Vengeance was now getting ready to redress the treason of the 9th of November, 1918. The hall was emptied. The movement was on the march." - paragraph #1359"

 

"Marxism will march shoulder to shoulder with democracy until it succeeds indirectly in securing for its own criminal purposes even the support of those whose minds are nationally orientated and whom Marxism strives to exterminate." - paragraph #1384

 

"only a very credulous soul could think of binding himself to observe the rules of the game when he has to face a player for whom those rules are nothing but a mere bluff or a means of serving his own interests," - paragraph #1384

 

"If it be denied that races differ from one another in their powers of cultural creativeness, then this same erroneous notion must necessarily influence our estimation of the value of the individual. The assumption that all races are alike leads to the assumption that nations and individuals are equal to one another." - paragraph #1394

 

"finally the best portion of mankind will possess the earth and will be free to work in every domain all over the world and even reach spheres that lie outside the earth." - paragraph #1397

 

"The State no longer exists for" - paragraph #1417

 

"Those who hold that the State is a more or less voluntary association of men who have agreed to set up and obey a ruling authority. This is numerically the largest group. In its ranks are to be found those who worship our present principle of legalized authority. In their eyes the will of the people has no part whatever in the whole affair." - paragraph #1417

 

"What they mostly meant by Germanization was a process of forcing other people to speak the German language. But it is almost inconceivable how such a mistake could be made as to think that a Nigger or a Chinaman will become a German because he has learned the German language and is willing to speak German for the future, and even to cast his vote for a German political party." - paragraph #1419

 

"But there is only one right that is sacrosanct and this right is at the same time a most sacred duty. This right and obligation are: that the purity of the racial blood should be guarded, so that the best types of human beings may be preserved and that thus we should render possible a more noble development of humanity itself." - paragraph #1451

 

"It must see to it that only those who are healthy shall beget children; that there is only one infamy, namely, for parents that are ill or show hereditary defects to bring children into the world and that in such cases it is a high honour to refrain from doing so." - paragraph #1455

 

"For the general rule is that a strong and healthy mind is found only in a strong and healthy body. The fact that men of genius are sometimes not robust in health and stature, or even of a sickly constitution, is no proof against the principle I have enunciated." - paragraph #1463

 

"But it is not the purpose of the People's State to educate a colony of æsthetic pacifists and physical degenerates." - paragraph #1466

 

"To-day, even in the curriculum of the high schools, only two short hours in the week are reserved for gymnastics; and worse still, it is left to the pupils to decide whether or not they want to take part. This shows a grave disproportion between this branch of education and purely intellectual instruction. Not a single day should be allowed to pass in which the young pupil does not have one hour of physical training in the morning and one in the evening; and every kind of sport and gymnastics should be included." - paragraph #1466

 

"There is one kind of sport which should be specially encouraged, although many people who call themselves völkisch consider it brutal and vulgar, and that is boxing." - paragraph #1466

 

"it would not be possible for thousands of our girls to be led astray by Jewish mongrels, with their repulsive crooked waddle." - paragraph #1473

 

"In the education of the girl the final goal always to be kept in mind is that she is one day to be a mother." - paragraph #1478

 

"There is no reason why millions of people should learn two or three languages during the school years, when only a very small fraction will have the opportunity to use these languages in later life and when most of them will therefore forget those languages completely." - paragraph #1488

 

"And yet it is somewhat dangerous to submerge a young brain in a flood of impressions which it can hardly master and the single elements of which it cannot discern or appreciate at their just value." - paragraph #1488

 

"Take, for example, the average civil servant who has passed through the Gymnasium or High School, and ask him at the age of thirty or forty how much he has retained of the knowledge that was crammed into him with so much pains." - paragraph #1487

 

"On the contrary, that general culture ought always to be directed towards ideals. It ought to be founded on the humanist disciplines and should aim at giving only the ground work of further specialized instruction in the various practical sciences." - paragraph #1498

 

"If the number of important discoveries which have been made in America has grown considerably in recent years one of the reasons is that the number of gifted persons belonging to the lowest social classes who were given a higher education in that country is proportionately much larger than in Europe." - paragraph #1515

 

"It is indeed intolerable to think that year after year hundreds of thousands of young people without a single vestige of talent are deemed worthy of a higher education, while other hundreds of thousands who possess high natural gifts have to go without any sort of higher schooling at all." - paragraph #1515

 

"Here the Catholic Church presents an instructive example. Clerical celibacy forces the Church to recruit its priests not from their own ranks but progressively from the masses of the people. Yet there are not many who recognize the significance of celibacy in this relation. But therein lies the cause of the inexhaustible vigour which characterizes that ancient institution. For by thus unceasingly recruiting the ecclesiastical dignitaries from the lower classes of the people, the Church is enabled not only to maintain the contact of instinctive understanding with the masses of the population but also to assure itself of always being able to draw upon that fund of energy which is present in this form only among the popular masses. Hence the surprising youthfulness of that gigantic organism, its mental flexibility and its iron will-power." - paragraph #1518

 

"If necessary, it will have to organize a persistent system of teaching which will aim at abolishing the present-day stupid habit of looking down on physical labour as an occupation to be ashamed of." - paragraph #1520

 

"For all the greatest inventions, the greatest discoveries, the most profoundly revolutionary scientific work, and the most magnificent monuments of human culture, were never given to the world under the impulse or compulsion of money. Quite the contrary: not rarely was their origin associated with a renunciation of the worldly pleasures that wealth can purchase." - paragraph #1522

 

"It is not, however, in our model German Republic but in the U.S.A. that efforts are made to conform at least partly to the counsels of commonsense. By refusing immigrants to enter there if they are in a bad state of health, and by excluding certain races from the right to become naturalized as citizens, they have begun to introduce principles similar to those on which we wish to ground the People's State." - paragraph #1550

 

"In their final consequences all human thought and invention help man in his life-struggle on this planet, even though the so-called practical utility of an invention, a discovery or a profound scientific theory, may not be evident at first sight." - paragraph #1575

 

""No vote will be taken in the chambers or senate. They are to be organizations for work and not voting machines. The individual members will have consultive votes but no right of decision will be attached thereto. The right of decision belongs exclusively to the president, who must be entirely responsible for the matter under discussion.

This principle of combining absolute authority with absolute responsibility will gradually cause a selected group of leaders to emerge; which is not even thinkable in our present epoch of irresponsible parliamentarianism."" - paragraph #1595

 

"Regarding the possibility of putting these principles into practice, I should like to call attention to the fact that the principle of parliamentarian democracy, whereby decisions are enacted through the majority vote, has not always ruled the world. On the contrary, we find it prevalent only during short periods of history, and those have always been periods of decline in nations and States." - paragraph #1598

 

"That may be a thousandfold true; and it is a fact deeply to be regretted. The appearance of intolerance and fanaticism in the history of mankind may be deeply regrettable, and it may be looked upon as foreign to human nature, but the fact does not change conditions as they exist to-day." - paragraph #1624

 

"Each one of us to-day may regret the fact that the advent of Christianity was the first occasion on which spiritual terror was introduced into the much freer ancient world," - paragraph #1625

 

"Supposing that each soldier in an army were a general, and had the training and capacity for generalship, that army would not be an efficient fighting instrument." - paragraph #1629

 

"By its very nature, an organization can exist only if leaders of high intellectual ability are served by a large mass of men who are emotionally devoted to the cause." - paragraph #1630

 

"I soon noticed that our adversaries, especially in the persons of those who led the discussion against us, were furnished with a definite repertoire of arguments out of which they took points against our claims which were being constantly repeated. The uniform character of this mode of procedure pointed to a systematic and unified training." - paragraph #1665

 

"It is sufficient if one be careful to have quite short texts, because many people are more ready to accept a pictorial presentation than to read a long written description." - paragraph #1671

 

"All really great historical revolutions were not produced by the written word." - paragraph #1681

 

"The primitive quality itself of those speeches, the originality of his expressions, his choice of clear and simple illustration, are examples which prove the superior political capacity of this Englishman. For one must never judge the speech of a statesman to his people by the impression which it leaves on the mind of a university professor but by the effect it produces on the people. And this is the sole criterion of the orator's genius." - paragraph #1684

 

"The will, the yearning and indeed the strength of thousands of people are in each individual. A man who enters such a meeting in doubt and hesitation leaves it inwardly fortified; he has become a member of a community." - paragraph #1688

 

"The charge of Marxism was conclusively proved when it was discovered that at our meetings we deliberately substituted the words 'Fellow-countrymen and Women' for 'Ladies and Gentlemen' and addressed each other as 'Party Comrade'. We used to roar with laughter at these silly faint-hearted bourgeoisie and their efforts to puzzle out our origin, our intentions and our aims." - paragraph #1716

 

"We chose red for our posters after particular and careful deliberation, our intention being to irritate the Left, so as to arouse their attention and tempt them to come to our meetings — if only in order to break them up — so that in this way we got a chance of talking to the people." - paragraph #1717

 

"In those days I took up the standpoint that it was immaterial whether they laughed at us or reviled us, whether they depicted us as fools or criminals; the important point was that they took notice of us and that in the eyes of the working-classes we came to be regarded as the only force capable of putting up a fight." - paragraph #1720

 

"And this also applies to black, white and red for reasons already stated. At least, not in the form hitherto in use. But the effectiveness of these three colours is far superior to all the others and they are certainly the most strikingly harmonious combination to be found." - paragraph #1744

 

"When men have to struggle with death every day and remain for weeks in trenches of mire, often very badly supplied with food, the man who is unsure of himself and begins to waver cannot be made to stick to his post by threats of imprisonment or even penal servitude. Only by a ruthless enforcement of the death penalty can this be effected." - paragraph #1862

 

"The result was that the enemies of the Republic ceased to oppose the Republic as such and helped to subjugate those who were also enemies of the Republic, though for quite different reasons. But a further result was that all danger of the adherents of the old State putting up a fight against the new was now definitely averted." - paragraph #1872

 

"They used the cudgel because they knew that it can be made impossible for high ideals to be put forward if the man who endeavours to propagate them can be struck down with the cudgel. As a matter of fact, it has happened in history not infrequently that some of the greatest minds have perished under the blows of the most insignificant helots." - paragraph #1900

 

"What can be said of persons who debased themselves so far, for the sake of a little abject praise in the Jewish Press, that they persecuted those men to whose heroic courage and intervention, regardless of risk, they were partly indebted for not having been torn to pieces by the Red mob a few years previously and strung up to the lamp-posts?" - paragraph #1901

 

"Once it was possible to occupy the attention of the public for several years with the struggle between federalism and unification, wearing out their energies in this mutual friction while the Jew trafficked in the freedom of the nation and sold our country to the masters of international high finance." - paragraph #1977

 

"This is so true that even men who would be ready and willing to fight for the removal of manifest grievances within their own religious denomination will drop their own fight and turn their activities against the outsider the moment the abolition of such grievances is counselled or demanded by one who is not of the same faith." - paragraph #1978

 

"Consequently, in speaking of the United States of America one must not consider them as sovereign states but as enjoying rights or, better perhaps, autarchic powers, granted to them and guaranteed by the Constitution." - paragraph #1982

 

"To a certain extent they use the federalist doctrine just as they use the name of religion, merely as a means of promoting their own base party interests." - paragraph #1995

 

"Because of its passive character, the simple effort of believing in a political doctrine is enough for the majority, for the majority of mankind is mentally lazy and timid." - paragraph #2023

 

"For what each individual contributes to a political movement is given with the idea that it may ultimately come to nothing. But the man who pays his dues to a trade union has the right to expect some guarantee in return. If this is not done, then the directors of such a trade union are swindlers or at least careless people who ought to be brought to a sense of their responsibilities. We took all these viewpoints into consideration before making our decision in 1922." - paragraph #2113

 

"We must first root out the causes which led to our collapse and we must eliminate all those who are profiting by that collapse." - paragraph #2133

 

"The cultural importance of a nation is almost always dependent on its political freedom and independence. Political freedom is a prerequisite condition for the existence, or rather the creation, of great cultural undertakings." - paragraph #2143

 

"The so-called peaceful conquest of the world by commercial enterprise, which, in the eyes of those who governed our public affairs at that time, represented the highest peak of human wisdom, was just the thing that led English statesmen to adopt a policy of resistance." - paragraph #2152

 

"The Balkanization of Europe, up to a certain degree, was desirable and indeed necessary in the light of the traditional policy of Great Britain, just as France desired the Balkanization of Germany." - paragraph #2159

 

"Therefore, anyone who expects to form alliances with foreign nations on the basis of a pro-German feeling among the statesmen of other countries is either an ass or a deceiver." - paragraph #2163

 

""For a long time yet to come there will be only two Powers in Europe with which it may be possible for Germany to conclude an alliance.

These Powers are Great Britain and Italy."" - paragraph #2177"

 

"Only when the Government and the people feel absolutely certain of being able to undertake a policy of alliances can one Power or another, whose interests coincide with ours, think of instituting a system of propaganda for the purpose of changing public opinion among its own people." - paragraph #2213

 

"The gigantic North American State, with the enormous resources of its virgin soil, is much more invulnerable than the encircled German Reich. Should a day come when the die which will finally decide the destinies of the nations will have to be cast in that country, England would be doomed if she stood alone." - paragraph #2227

 

"Jews control the financial forces of America on the stock exchange. Year after year the Jew increases his hold on Labour in a nation of 120 million souls. But a very small section still remains quite independent and is thus the cause of chagrin to the Jew." - paragraph #2229

 

"Germany is not at all a World Power to-day. Even though our present military weakness could be overcome, we still would have no claim to be called a World Power. What importance on earth has a State in which the proportion between the size of the population and the territorial area is so miserable as in the present German Reich?" - paragraph #2267

 

"France is racially becoming more and more negroid, so much so that now one can actually speak of the creation of an African State on European soil." - paragraph #2268

 

"German people with the racial idea, so that they will occupy themselves not merely with the breeding of good dogs and horses and cats, but also care for the purity of their own blood." - paragraph #2272

 

"We shall not lessen the discrepancy between our territory and that of Great Britain, nor shall we reach the magnitude of the United States of America." - paragraph #2289

 

"For there can be scarcely any doubt whatsoever that only through bloodshed could we achieve the restoration of the 1914 frontiers." - paragraph #2288

 

"Therefore we National Socialists have purposely drawn a line through the line of conduct followed by pre-War Germany in foreign policy. We put an end to the perpetual Germanic march towards the South and West of Europe and turn our eyes towards the lands of the East." - paragraph #2294

 

"But when we speak of new territory in Europe to-day we must principally think of Russia and the border States subject to her." - paragraph #2295

 

"Therefore, the question ought not to be what Bismarck then did, but rather what he would do to-day." - paragraph #2296

 

"We should have practically nothing to oppose to the general motorization of the world, which in the next war will make its appearance in an overwhelming and decisive form." - paragraph #2300

 

"Those who are in power in Russia to-day have no idea of forming an honourable alliance or of remaining true to it, if they did. It must never be forgotten that the present rulers of Russia are blood-stained criminals, that here we have the dregs of humanity which, favoured by the circumstances of a tragic moment, overran a great State, degraded and extirpated millions of educated people out" - paragraph #2303

 

"The aim of that programme was: Disintegration of Germany into a collection of small states. It was for this that Chauvinist France waged war; and in doing so she was in reality selling her people to be the serfs of the international Jew." - paragraph #2338

 

"Now, in the brain of a bourgeois statesman such as Cuno, a Marxist and a worker are one and the same thing." - paragraph #2361

 

End

All Quotes Reviews aim to give potential readers a window into the content of books that are either long or at first blush don't seem worth reading (whether to due reputation of the book or the author). Mein Kampf is a very difficult book, but one that should be read both to better understand history and expand one's ability to read books that challenge one's world view.

-biafra
bahanonu [at] alum.mit.edu

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