For the first time in 65 years, a modern, easy to understand, truly complete and uncensored edition of Mein Kampf has been released which reveals more than any past translation. This hardcover book is also the first translation available in an English language audio format.
Older translations altered passages, omitted passages, mistranslated Hitler's words, made some parts more sensational while concealing the true meaning in other parts of the book. If you have read one of these older translations of Mein Kampf, then you have not read the REAL Mein Kampf which is found only in the Ford Translation.
Mein Kampf is often portrayed as nothing more than an Anti-Semitic work, however only 6% of it even talks about the Jews. The rest contains Hitler's ideas and beliefs for a greater nation plus his plan on how to accomplish that goal. He outlines his plans for not only world conquest, but the conquest of the universe. The majority of the work involves Hitler's discussion of the German people's difficult times after the First World War, his political theories and his organization of the Nazi Party, as well as many attacks against his enemies which makes it a very interesting and moving story.
Mein Kampf offers an interesting interpretation of politics, people, and foreign policy matters. To characterize it as simply a racist work is to oversimplify its message. Germany did not follow Hitler because he was a racist, they followed him because he promised a great future, and Mein Kampf is where he promised that great future.
This edition is the only accurate and complete English translation of Mein Kampf ever made.
This Ford Translation offers:
* The most accurate translation ever produced.
* Phrases that are translated with precision and with no translator's bias.
* Uncommon words are replaced with more common and more meaningful terms.
* Any references to unfamiliar people, or places are explained in the text.
* This version is complete with all original passages and references restored, including passages omitted from other popular versions.
This translation has corrected over 1000 errors which were present in past translations.
No English reader has been able to appreciate these subtleties in any previous English translation, not until the Ford Translation.
Includes Photos and Illustrations of events and people in Mein Kampf Volume I and II
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This is the only edition that was so thoroughly researched and verified that it required a separate book(Mein Kampf: A Translation Controversy) to document the changes and corrections made which prove the dynamic style of the Ford translation is superior to all past mechanical translations.
Read the hardback version, then decide for yourself if he was a mad-man or a genius.
With all the talk about Mein Kampf, the comedy knock off of it in Japan, and the interest in India, I had to see what was so interesting to all of these people. I am glad I did.
I am pretty anal about everything and I don't buy a book without doing my homework. I did a lot of checking and found out there were several translations or versions of Mein Kampf. I even went to my local library and checked out a copy. The only one they had was Manheim's translation. I immediately saw why everyone kept saying it was boring and hard to read, because it was. From my research it sounded like this translation, the Ford translation, was the best and it turns out it was. It was easy to understand and the inserted notes really helped me follow what was being discussed.
Also get the publisher's other book Mein Kampf A Translation Controversy. It has more information on the book(I would suggest getting it used which is cheaper because the last half is just analysis of old translations). It will really change how you see WWI WWII and world events today.
Don't believe the negative reviews... If you pass on this edition, you will truly miss out on a fantastic translation of Mein Kampf!
I have read the 1943 Manheim translation, the 1939 Murphy translation, the 1939 Reynal & Hitchcock translation and the 2009 Ford translation. All have their own particular merits, and all appeal to certain audiences. The Manheim appeals to the scholarly and is indeed a faithful, word-for-word translation of Mein Kampf. However, it is incomplete. Further, following it in places can be very confusing in the English language, and many people I know have simply put it down in frustration. It's obviously a scholar's edition, as the German-language footnotes attest.
The Reynal & Hitchcock edition is a better flowing edition than the Manheim, in my opinion, but has been out of print since 1943, when the Manheim was published by Houghton-Mifflin. Why? Because Houghton-Mifflin did not want to pay royalties to Reynal & Hitchcock for their translation, so Ralph Manheim was commissioned for a new translation, which is, in fact, clumsier than the original.
The Murphy edition is far shorter, a fairly easy read for those who speak/read British English and have a decent vocabulary. However, it is paraphrased - as Murphy read a paragraph and put it into his own words. Not Hitler's words, but in most places, true to the meaning. But in some places, he misses the point (as Ford's book about the MEIN KAMPF translation controversy points out). So if you want Hitler, you won't get it from Murphy...
Onto Ford's translation... The thing I like about this translation is that it strikes me as a true PEOPLE's EDITION of Mein Kampf. It is COMPLETE and TRUE to the original, but being a PEOPLE'S EDITION does NOT mean that it is dumbed-down. It simply means it is readable, flows well and keeps the reader's interest throughout. EVERY READER'S INTEREST. And that was exactly what the author, Adolf Hitler, wanted. He wanted EVERYONE in his country to read his book. Not just the university professor. It wasn't for the elite few. It was for the bus driver, the soldier, the unemployed - it made no difference! It was for everyone. In German, it flowed (and still flows) fine. But when translated to English, it doesn't flow so well, as various translations prove. However, with the Ford translation, it flows VERY WELL. It has been restored to its former status and is once again for EVERYONE.
Couple this with Ford's explanatory notes in the text as well as his added 27 pages of pictures that show key people and places mentioned by Hitler, and this makes an edition of Mein Kampf that has yet to be beaten.Read more ›
This is an excellent edition of Mein Kampf. I urge you to read the hardback and paperback reviews before deciding. I see some false comments in the reviews of this book which is unfortunate. It is an easy to read and more accurate edition than the Manheim or Murphy editions. Ford has documented this translation in a book called Mein Kampf A Translation Controversy and it clearly shows how much work went into this new translation. It also shows how much it is different from those and how many errors existed in those older versions. I must complement Mr Ford on this edition's quality.
I have re-written this review with this disclaimer that, erm, I am not a Nazi or a National Socialist, nor even a historian. People think this when you write something positive about Adolf Hitler. But if you write positive things about Ghengis Khan, who killed millions and raped hundreds, if not thousands, you will not be judged. Adolf Hitler is in the popular imagination, you see, but imagination is imagination. I will stick to the truth.
Do you reckon if a man wearing a bunny rabbit costume was to walk onto the pitch during the match, you will notice? Well it seems not! I have noticed that most reviewers seem to be blind to the white rabbit in Mein Kampf. You know, in psychology, there is a theory called 'schematic learning', something to do with the schema thingamajig. This explains all the parrot reviews of Mein Kampf and the one dimensional Adolf Hitler industry that is totally blind to the white rabbit. What doesn't correspond to the schema is not noticed. In the famous phychology experiment, when during a baseball match, the students didn't notice the giant white rabbit walking on the pitch and waving to the camera for half the match, then you know the human mind isn't the objective tool we think it is.
So the educated reader, especially the readers who's read history books and watch documentaries, won't notice Adolf Hitler wanting to help the poor. Also, Hitler writes that he and his comrades were frightened of the Scottish and he writes how he admires the English. This doesn't sound like a man who wants to conquer the world.
Hitler's education policies are fair and balanced. He argues that bright kids should be given a fair chance in life to reaching their potential! Hitler supported the grammar system of Great Britain. In Great Britain, before the 1960's, poor kids who were born exceptionally clever were given a greco-roman education. Today's Great Britain is ruined, the masters assume that all poor kids, black and white, are born stupid. Indeed, the masters are very happy that the poor remain stuck in their caste, all this thanks to government policy. No educated reviewer mentions the fare education ideas in Mein Kampf. The professional historian is too busy looking for confirmation, so she misses all this.
In Mein Kampf: The Stalag Edition. On page 351, Hitler's plans for education is similar the British system before the 1960's. Hitler says, "Roman history, along general lines, is, and will remain the best teacher, not only for our own time, but also for the future, and the ideal of Hellenic culture should be preserved for us all its marvellous beauty".
He goes on, "A clear cut division must be made between general education and specialists subjects. Today the later is threaten more and more to become debased in the service of Mammon".
So this is Hitler's beef. He wanted to carry on Europa and create a European Union for Europeans. Here is what he says about race, tho I think he just means, erm, well European races, Hitler says, "The difference between various peoples should not prevent us from recognising the community of race which united then, on a higher plane".
Now if we look at the modern European Union and indeed British education, well it is the opposite of Hiter's plans. Modern Europe is undergoing population change and British education has been destroyed. Peter Hitchens book, Cameron Delusion, has a great chapter on the purposeful destruction of the education system. You can also google "George Walden Grammar schools" for his articles and "Nick Cohen Grammar schools". These thinkers go into great detail on why education was destroyed. Peter Hitchens says that education was replaced by egalitarianism.
Indeed, before the 1960's in Britain, school kids learnt Greek and Latin languages and history. Why was this banned? Why have British 'intellectuals' who went through Oxbridge post 1960, degenerated? To be taken seriously as a philosopher during the times of Empire, you had to know French, Greek, Latin, German and a bit of English. Today, I am told by my Indian friends, most Indians know a dozen dialects. This isn't possible for modern Europeans because of state sanctioned 'education'.
Therefore, you only have to glance at the last 70 years to see the pieces combine into the image of a puppeteer! So we must ask, who is pulling the strings?
So even if this sounds paradoxical, psychologists say that it is educated people who won't notice the white rabbit on the pitch, that is, the working class hero Adolf Hitler, fierce critic of parliamentary democracy, champion of the plebs, tribune of the Aryans. In Orwell's 1984, it is the proles who are allowed to think, if they can still think, and it is the educated classes who are the slaves to the official story.
There is another thing used in advertising. Tell people what they will see and they will most likely see it. This is why the word 'New' is put on the old brand of washing powder and this is why Amazon has a health warning for Mein Kampf about angry raving of an obscure politician.
So this is why there is a message by the ADL on Amazon. It's to persuade the future reader, and by reading many reviews, the health warning works.
A great introduction to all this is Subliminal: The New Unconscious and What it Teaches Us by Leonard Mlodinow. Mlodinow also has great lecture on this subject on You Tube.
It is well understood that people will open the book and actually read angry raving because they have been warned about angry raving! But if anything, Mein Kampf is as dry as driftwood, and the utter boredom out ways malice, but the psychologists are very clever indeed, and they have persuaded the reader that anger lurks inside the pages.
It isn't rambling, just boring!
The psychology explanation also explains why professional historians seem to be lying about all this. It is not that they are lying. You see, the way primitive people don't know about virus', historians don't know about psychology.
So even though it looks like famous historians like Ian Kershaw or Hugh Trevor Roper, and the rest of the top historians were ordered to lie in some grand conspiracy, this isn't the case. All those historians couldn't keep quiet for long. A historian could have said it on his deathbed or written an after-death letter, explaining how he was threatened to lie or some such confession. In this age of celebrity, if you confess, you get a book deal and a million dollars. This is why the 9 11 conspiracy doesn't work. Someone would have spoken out by now.
So the historians are probably as innocent as the naïve reviewers on Amazom.
I tell you from the start, the Nazi's were utterly stupid and lousy propagandists. The myth of successful Nazi propaganda is a myth. For example, Adolf Hitler says things in Mein Kampf that were used against him. For example, Hitler claims he was born a master architect, with a passionate interest in painting. He says in his own book that he failed the art exam, but points out he's not bothered and he will stick to architecture.
All this is a mere two short paragraphs.
Have you ever heard about the failed artist who wanted revenge?
This is how you spin an innocent passage. All the top historians went along with that falsehood. I think the psychology explanations fits.
I might add that in politics today, Adolf Hitler's sort of honesty is called suicide! In fact, the unimportant passage was used by Adolf Hitler's enemies as a juicy story about a frustrated artist who wanted revenge! Now there is a sub genre about 'if only he was allowed into art college'. But it is not even like that in the book and I haven't come across a single review that has pointed this out! The theory of schematic learning explains why.
So the frustrated artist myth is now in the head of the student of history, and they read Mein Kampf and see it. Students of history are the most led. This is simple psychology and this is why the Nazi's were utterly lousy propagandists. They say Adolf Hitler was an ego maniac like Nietzsche. Well an ego maniac won't write about failing an exam and leave it hanging there. The ego maniac will congratulate himself on being above mere exams and he will go on the argue that mediocrity will not recognise genius. The ego maniac will then write how he will liquidate the exam process that smashes the truly talented God-Man when he gets into power!
That liquidation part is a great story I have just made up and it fits the myth very nicely.
It isn't in Mein Kampf but if you insert in into the text, it will be believed.
No reviewer who has been fed what to think writes about Hitler's description of the poverty of the modern worker and how he wants to help the workers. Hitler was no Nietzschian. Friedrich Nietzsche was horrified at the prospect of banning child labour. Nietzsche and his followers wanted full blown slavery for the masses, forever and ever. Nietzsche's system is similar to our modern world in that he didn't think it possible that a black kid, born in slums could have genius inside him. Nietzsche is closer to the rulers of Great Britain today, who hold the kids down, than he is to Adolf Hitler, who believed in human differences and the spark of genius resided in random places rather than the pockets of rich parents.
In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler sounds like a typical Charles Dickens in describing the abject poverty of families during Victorian times where gifted kids never flower because a pre-welfare civilisation uses them like cogs. The welfare state appeared because of the things Adolf Hitler describes. Socialism was the 'obvious' cure for demonic sweatshop labour.
Its all in Mein Kampf... No reviewer mentions this. Republican politicians could have used Hitler's compassion for the poor as a juicy story about how banning poverty will lead to a holocaust. Even today, politicians who object to the minimum wage or who act like we are all going to die if they raise the minimum wage by a crumb, could have used Mein Kampf as an example of how evil helping the poor really is by saying that even Adolf Hitler wanted to help the poor!
In Austria during Hitler's youth, the worker lived in a world of pseudo freedoms to work like a dog until dead; and as old folks they feigned as they were very dead, unwieldy, slow, heavy, and pale as lead, to inherit a debt from the money harlot.
The money harlot is the dominatrix, known as World Finance, and if World Finance isn't your friend, she ends up beating you like metal on the anvils of financial slavery. The machine feeds you and abuses you; she demands you waste your time doing, ineffectively and grudgingly, a job for which you are not suited, to earn a wage, in order to live, before you can devote the rest of your life to what the Hindus would call your sadhana, the work for which your deeper nature has appointed you: your life's purpose.
The Machine was never voted into office, but she holds us in bondage. Adolf Hitler wanted to smash the machine. The National Socialists even banned debt interest and dared to suggest that people first, profit second. People before profit sounds good to me!
Who knows this today?
Even modern politicians could use this to say, "Look at Adolf Hitler, wanting to give families a nice warm house so that the kids can do their homework in peace, to grow and to reach their potential"! "Look at this evil monster"! "This Hitler who wants to ban the idea of working for food and if you lose your job, then go and starve, 'you dum'"! What evality!
Or they could have said something along the lines that supplying affordable housing will lead to World War 3!
The point is, no reviewer mentions the beginning of Mein Kampf. Why is this? Surely they have read the book, otherwise, why write a review? Is it because there is a momentum around Adilf Hitler? A conditioned person will be blind. Usually I find psychology mostly nonsense, but I wonder, have schematic triggers been placed inside the scull of the unsuspected cinema goer or the World War 2 book worm, to 'think' in a certain way? If an image or idea doesn't fit the schema, the person isn't going to noticed, like not notocing that giant woolly rabbit at the baseball match.
The book itself, well as exciting as drift woof. The interest is how radically different it is from myth to truth.
So not we've got that out of the way, the big question remains, what's with the Jews? It can't be revenge for failing art college. How about the scapegoat explanations. Well no because Hitler sounds like he's seen something we haven't. In the film, They Live, a character puts on special glasses and sees the reality. Well this is what Adolf Hitler sounds like when describing the Jews! It goes deeper than mere hate. I really can't work out what Adolf Hitler was looking at when he describes these Jews.
In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler is declaring war on every Jew on the planet, for all of time. I can't understand why Adolf Hitler thinks that Jews are a different species of human, or to use a popular image, robots from another dimension. This idea has caused much trouble for the Jewish people. This is unforgivable. Sure, the biggest pressure group on the planet today are the Jews, but this isn't Adolf Hitler's complaint. Adolf Hitler makes the Jews out to be a supernatural force, guiding the universe.
Ramana Maharshi says that Adolf Hitler didn't have an ego, that he was a jnani. Only a jnani can know a jnani. If we want to know Hitler's reasoning, we will have to travel to India, find a jnani, get him to read Mein Kampf, to explain the puzzling passages about the Jews.
So today, even though the Jews definitely run world finance, and they run Hollywood, Adolf Hitler is the terror of every Jew on the planet, evil and nice, and so every Jew on the planet is busy battling the Fuhrer by producing Hollywood films, granting book deals to servants and building Hitler museums on their lands.
This is why the Jews have put that health warning on Amazon. Not for propaganda purposes, but because they are terrified of the man, but who can blame them? Jews are now like Black people. They get fed victim studies in school, they are controlled by an unknown force. A Dark Force has taken hold of Africans and Jews. The Dark Force is feeding both peoples a nightmare for control purposes. An example of victim studies is a documentary about Mike Tyson. Throughout the documentary, Iron Mike Tyson is crying like a baby about his suffering. But Tyson was multi millionaire, with a very successful career when the film was shot, but he still thinks himself a poor victim. Tyson was a many times millionaire at the age of 18, but he still cried about his poverty and suffering in middle age. The rapper, 2Pac, did exactly the same thing in his documentary. So are Iron Mike Tyson and, say, Woody Allen, suffering from the same brainwashing? Who is doing the washing? If it isn't the Jews and it isn't the Africans, then who?
Even radical truth telling Jews who knew better and who were themselves controversial for telling the truth, thinkers like Noam Chomsky and Arthur Koestler, didn't state the obvious falsehoods to do with the merry-go-round surrounding Adolf Hitler because of Hitler's declaration of war on every Jew that ever breathed.
Here is an example of Hitler shutting off help from truth telling Jews because of his declaration of spiritual war on Jewdom.
During 1999, there was a movement called 'Jubilee 2000'. These well meaning people clasped their hands together, like good Christians, and argued (begged) that seeing that we are at the new millenium, why not cancel all the African debt? All left-wingers, and some right-wingers, and many intelligent people argued the logic of this and the justice of banning the crippling African debt slavery.
The only man who pointed out that all this optimism was bull, who really knew the real reason and who had the ear of the youth, was the great Noam Chomsky. Before the internet, Noam Chomsky was our guide.
Chomsky knows full well that Jewish usury has Africa by the balls and will never let go. We are all held in bondage by usury and they are squeezing the pips tighter every generation until the pips finally squeak! This isn't that obvious to most. Most people truly believe in naïve things like begging mammon to ban debt! Praying didn't work 2000 years ago and it won't help you now!
Well Chomsky knew all this, but he's Jewish and Adolf Hitler stopped Chomsky from spilling the beans. Chomsky knows about World Finance and he probably new the real history of Germany. Adolf Hitler is responsible for the good Jewish people from telling the truth.
So these days, because Adolf Hitler declared war on Noam Chomsky and his descendents, then Chomsky will never say the 'J' word and he never uses the word 'usury'. That word isn't even recognised by my Blackberry dictionary! This is a shame and we have Adolf Hitler to blame for this mess!
As for the holocaust? Now I don't know. Why did the Germans round up the European Jews. It wasn't for tea and cakes. Adolf Hitler writes about gassing Jews in Mein Kampf. But he means the journalist Jews should have been sat in those trenches instead of the German soldiers, to suffer the mustard gas. Like the art exam, the passage is only one paragraph. So did Hitler's enemies take that little passage and invent the big story about industrial gas ovens? Because Hitler's declaration of war on all of Jewdom, we will probably never know because the Jews control America and America is the udder that feeds us all.
The compensation payments were so vast that the Jews have probably spent all the money and so it is in their interest never to allow a balanced court case to resume.Read more ›