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An Absorbing, Important Book,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Psychopathic God: Adolph Hitler: Adolf Hitler (Paperback)
Waite strips Adolf Hitler down to the core, revealing in his childhood explanations for not only why Hitler was who he was, but also revealing in general the reasons the German volk followed him down the fiery path of the Holocaust. His fascinating analysis of the routine and horrifying abuse that passed for normal child-rearing methods in middle European countries tears away the the curtain that has shrouded the motivations of Hitler and his countrymen, and makes it clear that the Holocaust was not an abberation in Germany--it was an inevitability. Read this with Alice Miller's "For Your Own Good" and Wolff's "Child Abuse in Freud's Vienna," and you'll get the picture.