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to own a copy of Mein Kampf? What about one published in germany in 1942?
In this case we are measuring normality as a comparison to the average book ownership in the UK. If you're implying some sort of reference psychological norm has been missed then it's not really something we can comment on.
Just to be contrary: I'd argue it is normal because Mein Kamph is a very, very well knwon book and (kinda) a valuable historical document. And the 30s/40s are obviously going to be when the vast majority of extant original copies were published.
What you want to be worried about are those people who have a copy published a couple of years ago...
Regardless whether or not you agree with any of it (lets hope no one does) it is an important book from the point of view that it gives you an idea how people like hitler think.
in a makeshift cage in my backyard, then so help me god I'm weird too
It's not unusual to hold an old German POW in a cage
It's not unusal to own mein kampf in this too-liberal age
But when I hear theo's robotic reply
It's not unusal to see me cry
I wanna die
I get nailed to the cross.
Heinmann is really going to bear the brunt of my frustrations when I get home tonight
and send it out in a pdf.
Probably after I started reading Hitler. His early stuff's great though:
"Munich Butch: How I got twatted on Holsten Pils, dressed up as a lezza and smashed up a beerhall" is essential reading.
a 1942 copy printed in Germany is more likely to be owned as a bona fide historical artefact, and not because the owner is a Nazi mentalist. Still a bit weird though.
next to Michael Palin's Sahara and the observer book of film.
It looks pretty cool. There's a big gold swastika on the front. I might steal it.
as part of their 'banned books' week. They had about 5 copies on display by the entrance.
I think if you wanted to get it out you'd really have to spend some time assembling some accompanying 'I'm not a Nazi' books to get out at the same time. What these other books could be, I don't know. Something by Primo Levi?
Of course then you'd have to get some books to prove you're also not a commie. My Booky Wook for instance. But then everyone would think you're a massive Russell Brand fan, so you'd have to get out Scouting For Boys to look more wholesome. Except, it probably makes you look like a paedophile, so you have to get out a DVD of The Graduate....
But this is something like what I go through every time I go to the library. Yesterday there were two sci-fi books I wanted to get out so I was considering combining them with a Thomas Hardy book just so I didn't look like a total nerd. In the end I just got out one of the sci-fi books.
I don't know why I think the librarian is remotely interested in my choices.
therefore I won't pass judgement on anyone's hotness.
They're unlikely to have a Harley parked out the back
Along with a hitler youth knife and a nazi uniform.
He's a cool guy.