Note 027
by Joachim C. Fest

See particularly Erwin Faul, Der moderne Macchiavellismus, who cited in support of this interpretation the examples of Hitler's 'mystical ideas on the historical hour of Germanhood', 'the deeply personal conviction of being raised up by decision-making powers, or "Providence", as he called it', and finally Hitler's 'position on the Jewish question'. Already in 1932 Theodor Heuss had pointed out in his study Hitlers Weg that

'in the NSDAP two very different tendencies overlap: one wholly irrational, the other highly rationalistic. Both have their roots in Hitler's personality in the same way that they meet the ambiguity of the German character. One could call it bureaucratic romanticism.'
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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