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Discuss the dangers of Nationalism. Hitler is backed by factions in the Army initially to help organize the population against left-wing movements and Communism. It is not clear if these Army factions intend to create a policy of endless war and genocide against Jews, Slavs, and others. Is this an outgrowth of excessive nationalism?

Discuss the banality of evil. Hitler is an uneducated artist who lives in flophouses for years. Somehow he is transformed into a mesmerizing speech-giver and demagogue. Yet he still enjoys a certain bohemianism, hanging out in cafes and enjoying the company of men and women of the arts. Can the personality of Hitler explain the evil force that he becomes?

Discuss Empire and Imperialism. In Hitler's time, the leading victors of World War I, France, Britain, and Belgium have huge empires in Africa and Asia. Hitler rationalizes that he is only trying to...

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