Video from Center for Thought
"Deeply insightful and detail heavy documentary on the philosophical ideas that preceded and gave rise to German national socialism. Narrated by Stephen Hicks. Stephen Hicks, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Executive Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University, Illinois. He is the author of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Scholargy, 2004), Analyzing Arguments (W. W. Norton & Co., 2010), and articles in publications such as The Review of Metaphysics and The Wall Street Journal. More information about Dr. Hicks is available at www.StephenHicks.org In this documentary, Professor Stephen Hicks asks and answers the following questions: What were the key elements of Hitler and the National Socialists political philosophy? How did the Nazis come to power in a nation as educated and civilized as Germany? What was Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy? And to what extent did Nietzsche’s philosophy provide a foundation for the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis?" from video introduction.
America is in turmoil as we dive ever deeper into Godlessness, sin and delusion. What was once considered a given for what we as Americans think and represent is most likely gone forever. The above documentary gives us a glimpse of why a nation of most Christians bought into the great deception of Hitler. Are we heading down the same path? Some food for thought. - Andy
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is famous for his statement that “God is dead” — and for the fact that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis claimed Nietzsche as one of their great inspirations.
* Were the Nazis right to do so — or did they misappropriate Nietzsche’s philosophy?
* What were the key elements of Hitler and the National Socialists’ political philosophy?
* How did the Nazis come to power in a nation as educated and civilized as Germany?
* What was Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy — the philosophy of “Live dangerously” and “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”?
* And to what extent did Nietzsche’s philosophy provide a foundation for the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis? Nietzsche and the Nazis A Personal View by Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.
For more about Stephen Hicks visit his website: Stephenhicks.org
"I cannot express how truly sad writing this op-ed has made me. But I'm a patriotic American. And I'm an American Jew. I have studied the beginnings of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. And I can clearly see parallels with what is happening in America today. Thank God we have President Trump (at the moment) keeping us from heading too far down this tragic path. But I must warn my fellow Americans that we are clearly headed in a frightening and tragic direction..." from the article: Is America Starting Down the Path of Nazi Germany?
"A lot of people get called “Nazis,” but very few of us know what the insult means. Americans my age and younger (most of us!) know the Nazis were a vile German political movement that killed at least six million Jews. If we have watched any classic movies or Indiana Jones, then we know they were worth hating. In fact, so many people fling Hitler into discussions that the argument has a name: reductio ad Hitlerum..." from the article: