Third_Reich_Book_Cover_2In this impressive and often disturbing new work Martin Kitchen shows us how ordinary people can fall prey to fanatical, irrational, even apocalyptic ideas in times of seeming desperation.  In exploring such key concerns as the role of ideology in National Socialism, the cooption of elites, the descent into war over ‘race and space’ and the culminating horror of the holocaust, Kitchen compares Nazism to a ‘secular religion’ whose charismatic leader retained enormous power over the minds and bodies of an entire population even when the military and economic basis of its appeal began to erode.

ISBN: 978-1-4058-0169-0

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