Friday, January 16, 2015

Mein Kampf: The World’s Most Dangerous Replacement of the Bible?

BBC | CULTURE
By Fiona Macdonald

UNITED KINGDOM---“They wanted to replace the Bible.” Whispering in a hushed room of the Bavarian State Library, rare books expert Stephan Kellner describes how the Nazis turned a rambling, largely unreadable screed – part memoir, part propaganda – into a central part of the Third Reich’s ideology. As "Mein Kampf" comes out of copyright – meaning that, in theory, anyone could publish their own editions in Germany – a new programme on BBC Radio 4 explores what authorities can do about one of the world’s most notorious books. [link]