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Riassunto: The Myth of the Twentieth Century (German: Der Mythus des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts) by Alfred Rosenberg, one of the principal ideologues of the Nazi party and editor of the Nazi paper Völkischer Beobachter. It was the most influential Nazi text after Hitler's Mein Kampf. The titular "myth" is "the myth of blood, which under the sign of the swastika unchains the racial world-revolution. It is the awakening of the race soul, which after long sleep victoriously ends the race chaos. In this, his seminal work, Alfred Rosenberg offers the reader a genuine alternative to the political and spiritual attitudes which modern Western society leads us to believe are our only options. From every center of power today we are told that we MUST accept democracy as the only "good" form of government, that we MUST choose either the Judeo-Christian tradition, the New Age movement, or secular humanism as our faith, and that we MUST look to either Adam Smith or Karl Marx for economic wisdom. In "The Myth of the Twentieth Century," Rosenberg takes aim at all of these assumptions and presents us with a worldview entirely different from any of those based upon them--one with its roots deep in those primeval affective, aesthetic, and intellectual inclinations characteristic of the Caucasian race. He argues powerfully for an organic polity as opposed to a Universalist one--most specifically in the Germany of his time--but more generally for Western Civilization as a whole. At the heart of his argument is the provocative thesis that each of the races of the human species possesses a different kind of "soul," which is the origin of human cultural diversity. Environmental influences cannot account for the differences in style and achievement among the races, he argues; the respective environmental conditions under which they have lived have been far too similar to admit of such an explanation. Advancements in the scientific understanding of genetics made since Rosenberg's death, moreover, lend weight to his thesis and make it well worth a thoughtful look. "The Myth of the Twentieth Century" will be of interest to those searching for their identity and its significance amid the anomic trends of contemporary Western life, as well as those looking for a socially relevant philosophy with some depth as an alternative to Establishment prejudices and platitudes.
About the Author: Alfred Rosenberg (12 January 1893 – 16 October 1946) was an early and intellectually influential member of the Nazi Party. Rosenberg was first introduced to Adolf Hitler by Dietrich Eckart; he later held several important posts in the Nazi government. He is considered one of the main authors of key Nazi ideological creeds, including its racial theory, persecution of the Jews, Lebensraum, abrogation of the Treaty of Versailles, and opposition to "degenerate" modern art. He is also known for his rejection of Christianity, having played an important role in the development of Positive Christianity, which he intended to be transitional to a new Nazi faith. At Nuremberg he was tried, sentenced to death and executed by hanging as a war criminal.
Titolo: The Myth of the Twentieth Century: An ...
Casa editrice: Noontide Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1982
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Noontide Pr, 1982. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020939482444
Descrizione libro Noontide Pr, 1982. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Acceptable. First English edition, second printing, 1993. Jacket in Acceptable condition. No markings throughout. Nice clean copy. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000612425
Descrizione libro Noontide Pr, 1982. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010939482444
Descrizione libro Noontide Pr, 1982. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110939482444
Descrizione libro Noontide Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0939482444 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1459839
Descrizione libro Noontide Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0939482444 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.1459839