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Ominous Parallels

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Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial "truth," the public good, doing one's duty-these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom.
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Leonard Peikoff is the preeminent Ayn Rand scholar writing today. He worked closely with Rand in New York City for thirty years and was designated by her as heir to her estate. He has taught philosophy at several places, including Hunter College and New York University. Dr. Peikoff is the author of 
The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out and 
The Cause of Hitler’s Germany. He grew up in Western Canada and now lives in Southern California. He also hosted the national radio talk show "Philosophy: Who Needs It."
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  • The Ominous Parallels - Leonard Peikoff Introduction by Ayn Rand
    Part One: Theory
    1. The Cause of Nazism
    2. The Totalitarian Universe
    3. Hitler's War Against Reason
    4. The Ethics of Evil
    5. The Nation of the Enlightenment
    6. Kant Versus America
    Part Two: Practice
    7. United They Fell
    8. The Emotionalist Republic
    9. The Nazi Synthesis
    10. The Culture of Hatred
    11. The Killers Take Over
    12. Hitler in Power
    13. The Concentration Camps
    14. America Reverses Direction
    15. Convulsion and Paralysis
    16. "A Republic - If You Can Keep It"
    References
    Index
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 352
Altersempfehlung ab 18
Erscheinungsdatum 01.06.1983
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-452-01117-5
Verlag Plume USA
Maße (L/B/H) 20,4/13,6/2,3 cm
Gewicht 318 g
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