- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
I don't know much about philosophy at all, but I've read a little about old Aloysiych, and I'll share what little information I have about the intellectual baggage of the Nazi Fuhrer.
Despite the fact that from his youth Hitler read a lot and enthusiastically, his reading range was neither systematic nor intellectual. He read a lot of adventure novels (his favorite author was Karl May, who can be called the German Jules Verne), but especially a lot of literature of the Felkische movement (which arose within the framework of German Romanticism and set itself the task of studying and reviving “ancient German traditions”), anti-Semitic and nationalist literature. He was close to such authors as the German nationalist Prof. Heinrich von Treitschke, French thinker and founder of racism Joseph Arthur de Gobineau and Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English racist. Richard Wagner influenced Hitler not only as a composer and playwright, but also as a publicist – Wagner wrote quite a lot of texts that became increasingly anti-Semitic by the end of the author's life. Among the contemporary political figures of his youth, he prefers Dr. Karl Luger, Mayor of Vienna, leader of the Christian Social Party of Austria. There is a story by the famous Austrian leader of the Felkische movement and Parachristian mystic Adolf Georg Lanz (known under the pseudonym dr. Joerg Lanz von Liebenfels) that allegedly the young Hitler came to him in the editorial office of the magazine “Ostara” (a popular magazine about mysticism, theosophy, etc.) for missing numbers, but the evidence of this character must be approached very carefully – it is difficult to say whether Hitler was ever really fond of Felkishe's ideas (the fact that Hitler was allegedly an occultist is nonsense), but even if they were close to him in his youth, subjected to ridicule. In general, the circle of ideas that formed Hitler was anti – Semitism and German nationalism, or rather, that Austrian version of it, which advocated the unification of all German lands under the auspices of Prussia and the Hohenzollern dynasty.