…keep a copy of “Mein Kampf” in their bedrooms are socialists. Their wannabe-detractors, socialists themselves, who complain, have only to read the stuff to see. Hitler himself proclaimed his “movement” as socialist. NSDAP.
If one is a proper liberal philosopher, one does perhaps have a copy, but one does not , definitely, keep it in the bedroom, for this is not done. It is available for reference in the “library”, perhaps under “plain cover”, and is, like “das Kapital”, filed under “Fiction” along with “Joe Kennedy – my part in Hitler’s deification” (autobiography section)…..
The British-today-lefties of all persuasions (which is to say, the Enemy Class,) who try to claim the moral high-ground by associating evil people with Hitler, had better watch out what sorts of Nazi-tricky-sticky-stuff their policy-positions (when analysed carefully) get them attached to. Like ID cards, collectivism, Stalin, the USSR, Ho Chi Mhinh, eugenics, racism and the like.
I found the blasted book unreadably boring, me. I managed abot 24 pages. It disappeared into the slime of Booker-Prize-novel-look-alikes, to which it naturally belongs as part of a genre. I have never read one of these I am happy to say, but – just like thinking about making love to Elizabeth Taylor when she was 20, I can imagine exactly what they would all be like so I do not need to do it.
The fact that he took its publication so seriously that he dictated it to poor slaves like Hess on a machine-type writer while still in prison, shows what a boring little shit the bugger really was. It is awfully sad that the German People still felt so enraged with their lot in 1933 (not altogether to be blamed all the time for that) that they felt bound to nearly elect the bugger.