By John Julius Norwich
John Julius Norwich's astounding background of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall. 'Lord Norwich has enjoyed and understood Venice in addition to the other Englishman has ever performed. He has positioned readers of his iteration extra in his debt than the other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday occasions.
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This is a tactic based on precise calculation * The word was cut out in the second and all subsequent editions of Mein Knmpf. and the noun “pestilence” substituted. Birth of the Third Reich 23 of all human weaknesses, and its result will lead to success with almost mathematical certainty . . I achieved an equal understanding of the importance of physical terror toward the individual and the masses . . 49 No more precise analysis of Nazi tactics, as Hitler was eventually to develop them, was ever written.
5 Hitler could not bear what he saw and was glad, he says, to return to the front. He could bear even less the disaster which befell his beloved Fatherland in November 1918. To him, as to almost all Germans, it was “monstrous” and undeserved. The German Army had not been defeated in the field. It had been stabbed in the back by the traitors at home. Thus emerged for Hitler, as for so many Germans, a fanatical belief in the legend of the “stab in the back” which, more than anything else, was to undermine the Weimar Republic and pave the way for Hitler’s ultimate triumph.
He was for abolishing the first kind and in 1917 had formed an organization to achieve this purpose: the German Fighting League for the Breaking of Interest Slavery. Hitler, ignorant of economics, was much impressed by Feder’s lecture. He saw in Feder’s appeal for the “breaking of interest slavery? ”~ But at first he did not sense any importance in the German Workers’ Party. He went to its meeting because he was ordered to, and, after sitting through what he thought was a dull session of some twenty-five persons 36 THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH gathered in a murky room in the Sterneckerbrau beer cellar, he was not impressed.