Nietzche and Hitler

May 25, 2011

“Hitler visited the Nietzsche museum in Weimar many times, and there are photos of him posed, staring raturously, at a huge bust of the philosopher. He devoutly believed in what Nietzsche said about the “will to power”. Hitler worshiped power, while truth was a phantasm to be ignored; and his sworn enemy was not falsehood but weakness. For Hitler, ruthlessness was a great virtue, and mercy a great sin. This was Christianity’s chief difficulty, that it advocated meekness. ” – Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer


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