Wednesday, July 13, 2011

National-Socialism and the Natural Order: A Select Reading List

Basic NS Texts

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Verlag Franz Eher Nachfolger, GmbH, Muenchen. Band I 1925, Band II 1927, 781 pp.

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Trans. Ralph Manheim, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. Index, 694 pp., ISBN-13: 978-0395925034. Reading it in the original is always the preferred option, but if you are limited to an English translation, this one is the best.

White Power by George Lincoln Rockwell. Ragnarok Press, Dallas, Texas, 1967 [1968], 482 pp., illustrated. See especially Chapter 15, "National Socialism," for Rockwell's discussion of the Natural Order and National-Socialism.

National Socialism: The Biological Worldview by Povl H. Riis-Knudsen. Nordland Forlag, Aalborg, 1987. Frontispiece, 30 pp. Essential!

Books Hostile to National-Socialism b
ut Still Containing Valuable Information

Blood and Soil: Walther Darre and Hitler's Green Party by Anna Bramwell. Kensal Press, 1985, 224 pp., ISBN-13: 978-0946041336. Not NS - but not as hostile as most mainstream books on Hitler and the Hitler era!

Racial Hygiene: Medicine under the Nazis by Robert N. Proctor. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England, 1988. Notes, index, bibliography, 43 figures, 414 + vii pp., ISBN 0-674-74580-9. See especially Chapter 1, "The Origins of Racial Hygiene," and Chapter 3, "Political Biology: Doctors in the Nazi Cause." One gets the feeling that Proctor feels it necesary to go out of his way to show his anti-NS sentiments because the topic lends itself to a favorable portrayall of National-Socialism.

The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 1999. Notes, index, bibliography, figures, 380 + x pp., ISBN 0-691-00196-0. See especially Chapter 3, "Genetic and Racial Theories," Chapter 5, "The Nazi Diet," and Chapter 6, "The Campaign against Tobacco." Even more rabidly anti-NS than Racial Hygiene -- but also containing even more good information.

Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience by Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier. AK Press, San Francisco and Edinburgh, 1995. Footnotes, 73 pp., ISBN 1-873176-73-2. Contains two essays: "Fascist Ideology: The 'Green Wing' of the Nazi Party and Its Historical Antecedents" by Staudenmaier; and "'Ecology' and the Modernization of Fascism in the German Ultra-Right" by Biehl. The quotes they cite from NS sources alone make this worth reading!

Anthropology and Sociobiology

None of the books listed here is written by a National-Socialist or with an NS audience in mind, but they all show the biological underpinning of the National-Socialist worldview and NS policy.

Introduction to Anthropology
by Dr. Roger Pearson. Harcourt College Publishers, 1974. Approx. 500 photographs, charts and maps; glossary; table of languages, index, 616. pp., ISBN-13: 978-0030915-17-8.

Sociobiology: The Abridged Edition by Edmund O. Wilson. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England, 1980. Glossary, bibliography, index, 366 + ix pp., ISBN 0-674-81623-4. There is a longer version, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, written for scholars, but NS Bibliophile recommends the abridged version for non-specialist reader.

Promethean Fire: Reflexions on the Origin of the Mind by Charles J. Lumsden & Edmund O. Wilson. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England. Endotes, index, 216 pp., ISBN 0-674-71445-8.

African Genesis: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man by Robert Ardrey. Atheneum Publishers, NY, 1961. Paperback edition, 384 pp., index, ISBN 0-553-10215-X.

The Territorial Imperative: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origin of Property and Nations by Robert Ardrey. Atheneum Publishers, NY, 1966. Bibliography, bibliographical key, 355 pp.

The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal by Desmond Morris. ISBN 0-070431-74-4, 1967. Says Wikipedia: "[Z]oologist and anthropoligist Desmond Morris...looks at humans as a species and compares them to other animals. The Human Zoo, a followup book by Desmond Morris, which examined the behavior of people in cities, was published in 1969."