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One of the best sellers, allegedly.

This is a comeback the Rolling Stones, The Who and Quo can't match.

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RE: Old Adolf is still popular.

Better that than Fifty Shades of Grey.

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RE: Old Adolf is still popular.

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One of the best sellers, allegedly.

But still too politically correct for your average Daily Mail reader.  Smile

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

One of the best sellers, allegedly.

But still too politically correct for your average Daily Mail reader.  Smile

Wouldn't know - gave up comics and fairy tales years ago.

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RE: Old Adolf is still popular.

I tasked myself to read three books a while ago of which this was one, however, I could not bring myself to buy it.

I did read the other two though (The Bible and Das Kapital)

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Wouldn't mind adding it to my collection, assuming, of course, if it's a narrative of measured ideology. Have the feeling, though, it could be pages of aimless ranting and conjoling.

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RE: Old Adolf is still popular.

'A narrative of measured ideology'. EDITED are you talking about?

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'A narrative of measured ideology'. EDITED are you talking about?

As in how he planned to rebuild a United Germany, rather than read page after page of his personal grievances and hatred.

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A rebuilding plan is not an ideology. His ideology was nazism. Which isn't exactly going to be a 'measured narrative'. Think before you post such stupid things. 

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A rebuilding plan is not an ideology. His ideology was nazism. Which isn't exactly going to be a 'measured narrative'. Think before you post such stupid things. 

Definition of ideology:  A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system. That's far wider than just Nazism.

His initial (early-mid 20s) reasoning was to relieve Germany of the sufficating restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles. Many historians, including myself (although I don't call myself a historian in the strictest sense of the word), believe WWII was a direct consequence of the fated Versailles Treaty.

This is why I wouldn't buy the book or ebook. Anyone who produces a memoir (or even a résumé) called "My Struggle" is ample reason why it'll be short on chuckles.

Rather read about Air Chief Marshall Hugh Casewell Tremenheere Dowding (fabulously eccentric name). He lived with his sister, spoke to fairies and his departed 'chicks'. Yet he developed Radio Direction Finder or Radar -- Put simply it was an analogue internet. Years ahead of his time.

Think of The Battle of Britain and look no further than he, Churchill, and AOC Keith Park. 

 

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plastic penguin wrote:

Wouldn't mind adding it to my collection, assuming, of course, if it's a narrative of measured ideology. Have the feeling, though, it could be pages of aimless ranting and conjoling.

 

I'm just re-reading this inane post and shaking my head. You're in a world of your own. 

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Ben - always had you down as a clever, sage person. You've proven me wrong.

If you think it is so insane then why don't you do us all a favour and ignore it?

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Ben - always had you down as a clever, sage person. You've proven me wrong.

If you think it is so insane then why don't you do us all a favour and ignore it?

 

Becauae inane people talking about dangerous subjects are dangerous themselves. And because I can post if I like. 

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plastic penguin wrote:

Ben - always had you down as a clever, sage person. You've proven me wrong.

If you think it is so insane then why don't you do us all a favour and ignore it?

 

Becauae inane people talking about dangerous subjects are dangerous themselves. And because I can post if I like. 

What's dangerous about a subject that started over 90 years ago?

If you could show me where in the house rules it says: 'Author of a thread cannot demonstrate candour and/or imagination when posting'. 

Before you added your inflammatory comments it was a fairly light-hearted affair. Look at my opening gambit. And you accuse me of being dangerous.

Yes you can post wherever and whenever you like, but on this one occasion please, stop this nonsense and just bite your lip.

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What's dangerous about a subject that started over 90 years ago?

Thinking that time stops ideas being dangerous.

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What's dangerous about a subject that started over 90 years ago?

Thinking that time stops ideas being dangerous.

Needs to be viewed in context: It's a part of history and bears no relation to the world today. But that shouldn't prevent people from learning bit more about our collective heritage.

This needs to be kept in the spirit in which it was intended: Wasn't making fun or suppoting the book but amused by the fact it has become a online best seller.

The newspaper article claims  'could be "a cultural curiosity much like what's happened with sleazy romance novels..."' How they can make a distintion between a nutter from yesteryear and a Benny Hill type novel I'm not sure.

(Note to self: Bin the Mills and Boon) 

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