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Ruin Value: Rebuilding Germany

 The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books its culture, its history. Then you have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history.

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Albert Speer

Presidential Twitter Storms and the Absence of Empathy

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

As residents of southeast Texas struggled against the unrelenting rain and floods of former Hurricane Harvey the President was on a Twitter spree recommending a book by Milwaukee Sheriff David Clark (his other favorite criminal Sheriff after Joe Arpaio) his determination to build a border wall, NAFTA, a visit to Missouri, the 2016 election, a slam against Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, and a few treats bragging about the great response to the hurricane. 663 more words


Architectural determinism and airports.

“There is no doubt whatever about the influence of architecture and structure upon human character and action. We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. 647 more words

Book Review: ‘Inside the Third Reich: memoirs’ by Albert Speer.

‘Inside the Third Reich: memoirs’ is a semi-autographic text of the memoirs of Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler’s chief architect and the Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich from 1942 to 1945. 3,231 more words

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Book Review: Inside the Third Reich

Albert Speer was an actual, literal, piece of shit.

And, yes, I am aware I have abused the word “literal” here. But my point stands. Albert Speer was a literal walking piece of fecal matter. 1,037 more words

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Adolf Hitler's pitiless indifference to the suffering of the Wehrmacht 7th November 1942

The table was elegantly set with silver cutlery, cut glass, good china and flower arrangements. As we began our ample meal, none of us at first saw that a freight train was stopped on the adjacent track. 87 more words


"It Is Not Truth Which Matters, But Victory"

In general, I don’t think it’s fruitful to spend a lot of time trying to figure Adolf Hitler out.

I certainly understand the impulse: when we discover monsters in our midst, we are strongly motivated to examine them carefully.   682 more words