When in George Orwell—social conservative, Little Englander, intellectual cosmopolitan—hopefully envisioned an English socialist revolution, he assured his readers and himself that such a mere political event, like all such past convulsions, would prove no more than a surface disturbance.
Woodbury University Hitler at Home Adolf Hitler was an extreme anti-Semite, convicted traitor, and leader of a violent paramilitary force. In a remarkable press campaign, the Nazis reinvented him as a genial Bavarian gentleman. On March 13, German voters returned a strong lead of over seven million votes for Hindenburg, throwing the National Socialists, who had expected Hitler to be swept into the presidency, into despair.
Against the aura of aristocratic dignity that clung to the remote, eighty-four-year-old Hindenburg, the Nazis offered the modernity and glamour of a candidate who took to the skies to meet face-to-face with the German people.
He was a middle-aged bachelor with few family ties and no known romantic relationships. The Hitler Nobody Knows appeared in mid-March, shortly after the first election. Yet these images were by no means apolitical: But The Hitler Nobody Knows served a still deeper political purpose: The German people, Schirach wrote, demanded of their leader the same lofty moral values in private life as in public work.
And it is these very qualities that are apparent in the pictures of this book. How, then, did Schirach and Hoffmann manage their remarkable reinvention? In short, with an appeal to values rather than to ideology.
Hitler was described as a man of Spartan habits and great self-discipline: In reality, Hitler does not drink a drop of alcohol!
Hitler is also a nonsmoker. Heinrich Hofffmann, postcard of the Berghof, ca. Hitler is also an unassailable authority in both these domains. Art, and especially music, is for him a life necessity.
Bildung and self-improvement, together with self-discipline, a strong work ethic, and modesty, formed the core moral values of the German middle classes. Other qualities ascribed to Hitler were meant to appeal across social and political divides. Likewise, photographs of Hitler with his dogs conveyed a love of animals, as does this caption by Schirach: Being seen in the company of adoring children was especially useful for a bachelor politician seeking to appeal to female voters and to soften the aggressively masculine image of his party.
Heinrich Hoffmann, postcard of the Great Hall, Berghof, ca. The real Hitler, Goebbels claimed, was artistically gifted, but had renounced architecture and painting to lead the German people out of their misery.
It is known that he has a particular fondness for children, to whom he is always a best friend and fatherly comrade. A man who enjoys the highest love and devotion from all those who know him not only as a politician, but also as a person.
Listen up, millions, your longing is satisfied!Trump’s not in that crowd. But does anyone think he disagrees with it? Can anyone honestly say that Trump or his movement promote epistemic virtue?
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