FRIHOSTFORUMSSEARCHFAQTOSBLOGSCOMPETITIONS
You are invited to Log in or Register a free Frihost Account!


Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler





markblu
Has anyone read this book? I started to read it and it is so powerful and uses such diction that I gave up after the first chapter. Of course I was a lot younger then. I was going through my things and found I still had this book checked out from my high school library from years ago and wanted to start reading it again. I am 20 years old now and think I should be able to handle this book. I really want to delve into the mind of this man. No I am not nazi going to try to take over the world, I am just a normal guy who wants to read this amazingly large book. What do you guys think?
Genesiz
I saw this once in a library. Being a curious fellow i picked it up, and on the back it said:

'Mein Kampf is an evil ( Evil or Very Mad ) book .....'

I put it down there and then.
Insanity
I haven't read it not because of the stigma attached to it, but simply because it looks too daunting for me to read.
TurtleShell
what is it really about?
missdixy
TurtleShell wrote:
what is it really about?


The English translation of the title is literally "My Struggle." The book is part autobiography of Hitler's, and also contains his ideology and whatnot. Wikipedia can probably sum it up nicely for you if you'd like more detail.

I had to read parts of it for a Holocaust Studies class I took, but I never was interested enough to want to actually read the whole thing...
palavra
i tried to read but couldn't finish.
it is extremely boring.there are a lots of unnecessary details.
_moo_
I've been studying History this year, and so far a lot of it has been about Nazism/Hitler. I'd be interested in reading it, but as palavra said, I think a lot of it might drag on and be to technical to finish.

I'd also feel a bit odd going up to the counter and asking for them to order in Mein Kampf.

Me:"Hi, I'd like to order in a book."
Shop Assistant: "Sure, what's it called?"
Me:"Mein Kampf"
Shop Assistant: "And who's that by?"
Me: Adolf Hitler"
Shop Assistant: Shocked
ocalhoun
_moo_ wrote:

Me:"Hi, I'd like to order in a book."
Shop Assistant: "Sure, what's it called?"
Me:"Mein Kampf"
Shop Assistant: "And who's that by?"
Me: Adolf Hitler"
Shop Assistant: Shocked


Ah, gone are the good old days when the assistants actually knew a lot about books...

the good old days wrote:

Me:"Hi, I'd like to order in a book."
Shop Assistant: "Sure, what's it called?"
Me:"Mein Kampf"
Shop Assistant: Shocked


It's one reason I prefer a library. Bookstore assistants are people just looking for a job, but you don't go and be a librarian just for a source of spending money.
rightclickscott
While playing Soul Calibur 3 with my brother, we decided to play random creations. While we did, my character looked like Hitler, and had the chinese blade. So, I decided to use the midair stomping attack he had, saying "I call it 'Mein Stompf'!" What a fun day.
poly
First of all, you cannot read this book, it is so sick and just crazy, you notice it is written by a person with a serious mental disability.. it is banned in some countries by the way!
palavra
poly wrote:
First of all, you cannot read this book, it is so sick and just crazy, you notice it is written by a person with a serious mental disability.. it is banned in some countries by the way!

firstly i agree it is not a good book to read
just wasting of time

but think about it.

if Hitler would have won the war ,he would be the respectful person like mr. Bush.
TurtleShell
poly wrote:
First of all, you cannot read this book, it is so sick and just crazy, you notice it is written by a person with a serious mental disability.. it is banned in some countries by the way!


I don't think that's a good enough argument to justify telling someone they can't read a book.
asim
missdixy wrote:
TurtleShell wrote:
what is it really about?


The English translation of the title is literally "My Struggle." The book is part autobiography of Hitler's, and also contains his ideology and whatnot. Wikipedia can probably sum it up nicely for you if you'd like more detail.

I had to read parts of it for a Holocaust Studies class I took, but I never was interested enough to want to actually read the whole thing...


i am really a fan of hitler.... i loved they way he dictated... i mean i love dictatorship... please help me be a dictator.... i have read this book... and mayb i could read the full book.. i loved hitler's thought's
Sphaerenkern
I'm german so I probably won't ever see this book.
I doubt that it contains anything of my interest anyway...
catscratches
I would be interested in finding out what really caused the terrible ideology that Hitler had, but it just seems too long and boring...
anonex
I read it once, but quickly. Alot of babbling about there, socialdarwinism at its finest. Alot of stupid comparisons between animals and human "societys" when you think about what you just read. You can get some laughs out of it though, weren't it for the things that happend after the book was published..
blinx
The only reason I haven't read it yet is that is looks faar too long, and I am a student so have a few more important things to concern myself with.
emem
Genesiz wrote:
I saw this once in a library. Being a curious fellow i picked it up, and on the back it said:

'Mein Kampf is an evil ( Evil or Very Mad ) book .....'

I put it down there and then.


Lol that's funny. I haven't read it yet but I am sure I will in future and I expect it to be a good book.
tsukiyuuki
I read parts of it - it was by no means a pleasant books to read, particularly the parts I read, which were all sections of the second volume, The National Socialist Movement, aka the volume about Nazism. Not much fun to read for me, not at all!
kiwi65
bleah!
Dean_The_Great
I haven't read it yet, as I figure it will be similar to the Communist Manifesto in its particulars and drab delivery. Unfortunately I'm not sure if any of the political leaders really cared if their thoughts and ideals were particularly media friendly, as they considered themselves enlightened academics. But maybe one day I'll sum up the patience to read it. I did with the Manifesto, but that took quite a bit of effort.
MaxStirner
There is, in my opinion, no reason to read this very boring and incoherent text unless for reasons of research. Neither is there much danger that reading it will generate some kind of following; it is simply too nebulous and muddled for anyone in their right mind to take it seriously (and those who would, will have the greatest trouble reading anyway).

As far as I am aware, the book is not banned in the West. Germany, Austria and the Netherlands do have laws prohibiting the sale of "Mein Kampf" but not the possession. In any case, it is available online on many sites (and the Bavarian State still owns the copyright, I believe).

Dean_The_Great wrote:
I haven't read it yet, as I figure it will be similar to the Communist Manifesto in its particulars and drab delivery. Unfortunately I'm not sure if any of the political leaders really cared if their thoughts and ideals were particularly media friendly, as they considered themselves enlightened academics. But maybe one day I'll sum up the patience to read it. I did with the Manifesto, but that took quite a bit of effort.


Although it is debatable how quixotic "The Communist Manifesto" might have been, it in no way (imho) deserves to be compared to "Mein Kampf". Where the "Communist Manifesto" was a visionary description of a new and just world order, "Mein Kampf" was nothing more than the incoherent mumblings and racist diatribes of a seriously impaired mind in dire need of professional psychiatric care.

asim wrote:
... i am really a fan of hitler.... i loved they way he dictated... i mean i love dictatorship... please help me be a dictator....


I certainly hope that both your nick and your (current?) home town are only intended to disguise the fact that you are a blond, blue-eyed Aryan. If not, no amount of "Heil Hitler!" cries or heel-clicking will save you from founding the first "I love Hitler" fan-club in the Mauthausen Concentration Camp.

asim wrote:
.... i have read this book... and mayb i could read the full book.. i loved hitler's thought's ...


So have you read it or not?! Make up your mind.
whitehole
I read the whole thing and Hitler was a bad writer, used too much exaggeration and poor logic if you ask me. If I could get the time back and read something else I would.
AFriedman
I read it for a history class. It is an unsettling combination of poor logic, bigotry, propaganda and penetrating insights into the nature of propaganda. Hitler couldn't write, but he sure could speak and inspire people to commit horrendous patriotic atrocities.
xavax
I saw a 'play' based on this book.
It was brilliant, and Ive been meaning to read the book, but haven't yet got round to it.
stel4e
Hmmm I haven't read the book too... and I am really interested on the subject WW2 .... maybe I'll try to find it .... I am corious about Hitlers mind... That man was totally crazy if you ask me Smile hehehe
Related topics
[OFFICIAL] What are you currently reading?
Brain Or MIND?
A solução do mundo?
NAZIS
(Juego): El Forista de abajo.
A question for all you monotheists.
Religion: The Root of All Evil?
WHy did Human being create GOD?
anti-ISLAM movie WTF? (a neutral post)
The God Dellusion - Richard Dawkins
Holocaust Memorial Day Jan.27: Remember the Roma (Gypsies)
What is fascism & is it a legitimate political point-of-
Can the church make up its mind?
Arizona sheriff blames political 'vitriol' in shooting
Reply to topic    Frihost Forum Index -> Sports and Entertainment -> Literature

FRIHOST HOME | FAQ | TOS | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | SITE MAP
© 2005-2011 Frihost, forums powered by phpBB.