Note 025
by Joachim C. Fest

Alexandre Koyre, 'The Political Function of the Modern Lie', Contemporary Jewish Record, June 1945, quoted by Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism. See also a statement of Darre's quoted by Rauschning, Voice of Destruction:

'It was not until knowledge recovered its character of a secret science, and was no longer universally available, that it would again exercise its normal function, which was to be a means of ruling human, as well as non-human, nature.'

In his speech to the officers' class of 1938, Hitler said similarly that be would express ideas

'which perhaps could be openly stated in later decades or centuries [!], whose official expression in past years and also today still could only do damage to the growing approbation which the movement enjoys among some groups of our people'. see Jacobsen and Jochmann, "ausgewahlte dokumente".
From Chapter 23, Attempt At A Summing Up , Part 4 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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