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Nations Have the Right to Kill: Hitler the Holocaust and War

Table of Contents



Chapter I: The Logic of the Holocaust

  • Introduction
  • Jewish Disease within the German Body Politic
  • Devotion to Germany
  • Jewish Individualism as Negation of the German Community
  • Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?
  • Jews Too Shall Die

Chapter II: The Sacrificial Meaning of the Holocaust

  • Introduction
  • Worshipping Germany
  • Jewish Destructiveness
  • War as a Sacrificial Ritual
  • The Duty to Lay Down One's Life
  • Soldiers as Sacrificial Victims
  • The Right to Destroy Millions of Men
  • Die for Germany-or be Killed


Chapter III: As the Soldier Dies, So the Nation Comes Alive

  • Introduction
  • Obfuscation in the Depiction of Warfare
  • The Magnitude of Destruction and Futility of the First World War
  • What Was Going On?
  • Reification of the Nation-State
  • Willingness to Die as Declaration of Devotion
  • As the Soldier Dies, so The Nation Comes Alive

Chapter IV: Virility and Slaughter

  • Introduction
  • The First World War as Perpetual Slaughter
  • Doctrine of the “Offensive at All Costs”
  • The Battle of the Somme
  • Virility-The Battle of Verdun
  • The Sacred Ideal
  • Virility and Slaughter

Chapter V: Aztec Warfare, Western Warfare

  • Aztec Warfare
  • The First World War
  • Why the Perpetual Slaughter?
  • The Body and Blood of the Soldier Gives Rise to the Reality of the Nation
  • War as Potlatch
  • Warfare as Truth
  • The Nation-State Kills Its Own Soldiers


Chapter VI: Dying for the Country

  • Introduction
  • Why Did Hitler Wage War?
  • Identity of Self and Nation
  • Aryan Willingness for Self-Sacrifice
  • Hitler's Experience of the First World War
  • Willingness to Die for One's Country
  • Why do the Best Human Beings Die in War While the Worst Survive?
  • Jewish “Shirkers”
  • As German Soldiers Die, So Must Jews
  • Sacrificial Death Stripped of Honor

Chapter VII: The Logic of Mass Murder

  • Introduction
  • The First World War
  • Hitler and the First World War
  • The Euthanasia Program
  • Obedience (Unto Death)
  • Hitler Goes to War
  • The Explanation
  • Conclusion