Nietzsche and the Nazis by Stephen R. C. Hicks (Full Audiobook)

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This audiobook edition of Nietzsche and the Nazis is read by the author, Dr. Stephen Hicks.

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00:00 Part 1. Introduction: Philosophy and History/1. Fascinated by history
03:36 2. What is philosophy of history?
04:46 Part 2. Explaining Nazism Philosophically/3. How could Nazism happen?
06:17 4. Five weak explanations for National Socialism
14:31 5. Explaining Nazism philosophically
21:40 Part 3. National Socialist Philosophy/6. The Nazi Party Program
22:44 7. Collectivism, not individualism
24:01 8. Economic socialism, not capitalism
27:40 9. Nationalism, not internationalism or cosmopolitanism
32:25 10. Authoritarianism, not liberal democracy
35:21 11. Idealism, not politics as usual
38:42 12. Nazi democratic success
41:05 Part 4. The Nazis in Power/13. Political controls
43:27 14. Education
51:28 15. Censorship
55:32 16. Eugenics
1:05:16 17. Economic controls
1:11:37 18. Militarization
1:15:55 19. The Holocaust
1:20:31 20. The question of Nazism’s philosophical roots
1:24:58 Part 5. Nietzsche’s Life and Influence/21. Who was Friedrich Nietzsche?
1:27:56 22. God is dead
1:30:27 23. Nihilism’s symptoms
1:34:20 24. Masters and slaves
1:46:05 25. The origin of slave morality
2:01:53 26. The Overman
2:10:44 Part 6. Nietzsche against the Nazis/27. Five differences
2:12:08 28. On the “blond beast” and racism
2:15:19 29. On contemporary Germans
2:16:53 30. On anti-Semitism
2:18:36 31. On the Jews
2:21:10 32. On Judaism and Christianity
2:24:27 33. Summary of the five differences
2:26:06 Part 7. Nietzsche as a Proto-Nazi/34. Anti-individualism and collectivism
2:36:38 35. Conflict of groups
2:39:31 36. Instinct, passion, and anti-reason
2:43:42 37. Conquest and war
2:48:36 38. Authoritarianism
2:52:00 39. Summary of the five similarities
2:53:18 Part 8. Conclusion: Nazi and Anti-Nazi Philosophies/40. Hindsight and future resolve
2:57:34 41. Principled anti-Nazism

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J Film says:

52:50 Sounds like Woke Universities/Colleges especially in "THE UNITED STATES". See meaning of all caps and it doesn't mean shouting.

J Film says:

44:15 Core group of Elementary School Teachers shaping the minds of the children to woke and LGBTQXXX ideals.

J Film says:

28:20 But the woke chose the exact opposite on most of these points.

J Film says:

25:21 Stefan doesn't this sound like the Woke Brigade?

J Film says:

14:38 It seems that there are some extreme similarities with the beginning of the Nazi party and the modern Woke.

J Film says:

Is the Marxists academia on the path to creating a "Leftler"? They seem to be saying that everything we ever knew is wrong, they are wiping out the past and recreating it it their twisted image. They are using George Orwell's words as a weapon. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Our grandchildren will truly believe that Anne Boleyn was black, white people invented slavery and George Floyd was a saint and only held a gun to a pregnant birthing person's belly because God told him that the baby was the next Devil Trump.

Röuß Harju says:

I woke up in the middle of the night and this was playing at the one hour mark

Scott battaglia says:

And the beer hall putsch was democratic…..this is bullshit…

Mesolithic Man says:

I'm always surprised when intellectuals rightly criticise Nazism but find loopholes for Communism. The fact that the liquidated population was bound by class rather than religion does not make the ideology any more acceptable.

Steven Homan says:

It is truly shocking, that on the initial face of it; national socialism seeks so simplistic, even dour. The road to certain places is certainly paved with seemingly good intentions.
Then again, utopianists are always the first and most mean spirited of people; in my opinion.

Sainik Sangh says:

This is clearly an opinionated explanation of National socialism . The same argument could have even applied the other way had Germans won. Thee is persay nothing evil about nationalism socialism .

sigge saltensø says:

The swastika is an ancient symbol in Northern Europe from perhaps the times of Jesus. Ancient warriors decorated their spears with the Swastika symbol.

sigge saltensø says:

yeah and why did the USA and Western EUROPE collapse in 2021 ?

Mary Ronan says:

Not money. THE ❤️LOVE❤️Of money.
GREED. The ROOT of all evil. Money is good when used for righteous work.

Denise Edmondson says:

Why don't you just tell us what happened instead of imposing your opinion constantly? I can't listen to you

Bryan A says:

I fundamentally disagree with his opening premise. Who says that you cannot be intellectual, intelligent, and demonically deranged at the same time? In the end, it is the "civilized" who commit the worst atrocities and genocides and world sized wars.

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