Note 009
by Joachim C. Fest

9 Max Hildebert Böhm, 'Korperschaft und Gemeinwesen', Grundbegriffe der Politik, No. 1, 1920. It sounds almost an echo when Hitler states:

'We must distrust the intelligence and the conscience, and must place our trust in our instincts. We have to regain a new simplicity' (Rauschning, Voice of Destruction).

The alienation of literature in life and in Germany was the theme of Hugo von Hofmannsthal's famous essay Das Schrifttum als geistiger Raum der Nation. See also Robert Mindner's brilliant and instructive essay 'Deutsche und franzosische Literatur' in Kultur und Literatur in Deutschland und Frankreich. Kayser-Eichberg's study Geist and Ungeist des Militars also contains numerous thoughtful notes on this theme.

From Chapter 20, Professor NSDAP , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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