Note 021
by Joachim C. Fest

Picker, Tischgesprache, entry for 11th April 1942. At about the same time he noted that 'it won't do for the Supreme Leadership to allow criticism of its measures from below. The people themselves don't want privileges of this sort, only the grumblers among the people' (ibid., entry for 14th May 1942). Also, his antipathy towards the Berliners was a reaction against the cutting criticism habitually indulged in by people of the capital (entry of 30th March 1942). Max Domarus's collection of Hitler's speeches shows impressively how Hitler was particularly overcome with anger at the critical attitude of the intellectuals.

From Chapter 4 ,The Reich Chancellor , Part 1 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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