By Jacob Golomb, Robert S. Wistrich
Nietzsche, the Godfather of Fascism? What can Nietzsche have in universal with this murderous ideology? usually defined because the "radical aristocrat" of the spirit, Nietzsche abhorred mass tradition and strove to domesticate an Übermensch endowed with remarkable psychological characteristics. What can this type of philosopher have in universal with the fascistic manipulation of the loads for chauvinistic ambitions that overwhelmed the autonomy of the person?
The query that lies on the center of this assortment is how Nietzsche got here to obtain the lethal "honor" of being thought of the thinker of the 3rd Reich and no matter if such claims had any justification. Does it make any experience to carry him in a roundabout way chargeable for the horrors of Auschwitz?
The editors current various perspectives that try and do justice to the anomaly and richness of Nietzsche's proposal. satisfactory contributions by means of a number of wonderful philosophers and historians discover extensive Nietzsche's attitudes towards Jews, Judaism, Christianity, anti-Semitism, and nationwide Socialism. They interrogate Nietzsche's writings for fascist and anti-Semitic proclivities and look at how they have been learn via fascists who claimed Nietzsche as their highbrow godfather.
There is way that's disturbingly antiegalitarian and antidemocratic in Nietzsche, and his writings on Jews are open to differing interpretations. but his emphasis on individualism and contempt for German nationalism and anti-Semitism placed him at stark odds with Nazi ideology.
The Nietzsche that emerges here's a tragic prophet of the religious vacuum that produced the 20th century's totalitarian activities, the philosopher who top clinically determined the pathologies of fin-de-siècle eu tradition. Nietzsche dared to seem into the abyss of recent nihilism. This e-book tells us what he came upon.
The individuals are Menahem Brinker, Daniel W. Conway, Stanley Corngold, Kurt Rudolf Fischer, Jacob Golomb, Robert C. Holub, Berel Lang, Wolfgang Müller-Lauter, Alexander Nehamas, David Ohana, Roderick Stackelberg, Mario Sznajder, Geoffrey Waite, Robert S. Wistrich, and Yirmiyahu Yovel.