Category Archives: Adolf Hitler

The Last Stand of William Manchester

How difficult it is to finally have to let go of an idol that served so well. Some years ago, this personally painful insight fell to one of America’s finest biographers.  William Manchester.  Known for his brilliant work on Churchill, … Continue reading

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Zara Steiner: Triumph Of The Dark: The International Order & The Rise Of Hitler

The vast quantity of historical material regarding the international order prior to the Second World War is staggering.  It remains nearly impossible to add or detract from what has already been published.  I say this with great reservation, for there … Continue reading

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Ian Kershaw & The Last Volume Of His Magisterial Work On Nazi Germany

Ian Kershaw’s magisterial research into Adolf Hitler and the rise of Nazism is unrivaled in its scope, depth and sheer force of achievement.  His final installment on the Third Reich is now complete with ‘The End:  Hitler’s Germany 1944-45’.  It … Continue reading

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Manstein: The Moral Imperatives Of Military Leadership

Field Marshal Erich von Manstein flew from the Eastern Flank of Hitler’s war against Russia to CONFRONT the Fuhrer on his management of war aims.  That confrontation would begin late in the evening on January 4, 1944.  Here are Manstein’s … Continue reading

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Between War & Peace: Statecraft & Political Correctness

The single most decisive long term impact of foreign policy is the winning of war and the management of peace.  Most historians completely ignore the course of events (both domestic and international) leading to a given war’s conclusion and the … Continue reading

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The Failure That Became Bismark: The Limits of Machiavelli

Arnold Toynbee once remarked that the problem with intellectuals was their intrinsic need to only illustrate, not fix the dominate ideas that ruled their profession.  For decades I have been exposed to two false ideas that have dominated academia.  Namely … Continue reading

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Partisan Humanism, Ideology & The Limits Of Political Passion

Edmund Burke and Lord Acton were the first to meaningfully engage the eclipse of Christian transcendence that was the French Revolution.  Many other writers throughout the West have done the same in articulating the humanism that embodied Soviet Marxism:  Raymond … Continue reading

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Eisenhower’s Pitbull

The biographies of World War II Generals have filled the shelves of bookstores for years.  What remains to be written are the biographies of men who were the Chief’s of Staff to such generals.  The University of Kentucky has released … Continue reading

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Adolf Hitler: The Fuhrer In The Making

Dr.  James Billington has resided as the Chief Librarian at the Library of Congress for decades.  Recently he remarked that Lincoln, Shakespeare and Jesus have more published each year it remains impossible for any scholar to maintain a grasp given … Continue reading

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