No weird cultural aberration produced Nazism. No intellectual lunatic fringe
miraculously overwhelmed a civilized country. It is modern philosophy—not
some peripheral aspect of it, but the most central of its mainstreams—which
turned the Germans into a nation of killers.
The land of poets and philosophers was brought down by its poets and
Twice in our century Germany fought to rule and impose its culture on the rest
of the world. It lost both wars. But on a deeper level it is achieving its
goal nevertheless. It is on the verge of winning the philosophical war
against the West, with everything this implies.