John P. Moore wrote:Panzermahn - You appear to be recommending a book that you have not even read. When I see comments like this, "Stolfi ranks Hitler's successes from 1919 through 1941 as achievements so astonishing that he must be characterized, along with Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon, as one of Hegel's impossibly rare world historical personalities" and Hitler being charachterized as a "patriot" on Amazon's description of the book, I have to wonder if this is not just some other revisionist book seeking to glorify the most evil man to ever walk the earth.
With all due respect, I had read the excerpts based on the Amazon-provided contents at the link below. I had not found (so far yet until I got the book myself) anything that Professor Stolfi wrote that glorifies Hitler. I had never heard before Professor Stolfi (who is an academic with several history books on WW2 with unorthodox views and interpretations, e.g. Hitler's Panzers East) being labeled as a negationist or apologist so far in his academic career.
I believed Professor Stolfi has a different perspective on interpretating Hitler from a Hegelian philosophical approach. Reading some comments and disregarding it as negationism without understanding the entire context of the book by Professor Stolfi nor even reading the whole book itself is a tad bit unfair, don't you think so? Just because someone has a different viewpoint or perspective nor who does not conform to the established model on approaching the history of a man like Hitler doesn't mean he or she is glorifying and apologizing for whatever crimes the regime or the man has committed.