A truly revolutionary idea Clear, tight, disciplined, beautifully structured, and brilliantly reasoned. Ayn Rand Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial truth, the public good, doing one s duty these are among the seductive catchphrases that circulated in pre-Nazi Germany. Objectivist author and philosopher Leonard Peikoff was Ayn Rand s long-time associate. In The Cause of Hitler s Germany previously published in The Omius Parallels Peikoff demonstrates how unreason and collectivism led the seemingly civilized German society to become a Nazi regime.
Leonard Peikoffis the preeminent Ayn Rand scholar writing today. He worked closely with Rand in New York City for thirty years and was designated by her as heir to her estate. He has taught philosophy at several places, including Hunter College and New York University. Dr. Peikoff is the author ofThe DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going OutandThe Cause of Hitler s Germany. He grew up in Western Canada and now lives in Southern California. He alsohosted the national radio talk show Philosophy: Who Needs It.