Do you believe in reincarnation? Makes you wonder. -OEN
Below is an excerpt from HUMANS: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up by Tom Phillips.
Look, I know what you’re thinking. Putting Hitler in a book about the terrible mistakes we’ve made as a species isn’t exactly the boldest move ever. “Oh wow, never heard of him, what a fascinating historical nugget” is something you’re probably not saying right now.
But beyond him being (obviously) a genocidal maniac, there’s an aspect to Hitler’s rule that kind of gets missed in our standard view of him. Even if popular culture has long enjoyed turning him into an object of mockery, we still tend to believe that the Nazi machine was ruthlessly efficient, and that the great dictator spent most of his time…well, dictating things.
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