Wittigenstein, Hitler and their Secret Battle for the Mind.
An investigation of what may prove to be the century's most significant coincidence, the hitherto overlooked fact that its most evil politician and its most brilliant philosopher were at school together. An intellectual entertainment of the highest order, the book goes on to trace the surrounding patterns of coincidence and to provide notes of an alternative philosophically-based account of modern history.
Both Hitler and Wittgenstein were profoundly influenced by Schopenhauer's philosophical investigations of magic: what is the significance of this coincidence? Was Wittgenstein a secret Stalinist who had revenge on Hitler by recruiting the Cambridge spies who did so much to undermine the German cause during the Second World War?
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 04 / 1999
- 127 x 198mm