In Which I Begin Reading Mein Kampf

And, given my pasty appearance and shaved head, I try not to do so in public.

Though hardly the only subject of Hitler’s meandering magnum opus, racism and ‘white’ supremacy will forever be associated with Der Fuhrer. For what it’s worth, here are the first baby steps of my thinking on the concepts of ‘race’ and ‘racism’.

– “Races”, as we commonly understand them (black, white, etc.), are a falacious social construct. T’aint no such thing.

– There are only two “races”, and neither has anything to do with geography, sex, ethnicity, or economics.

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2 comments on “In Which I Begin Reading Mein Kampf

  1. John says:

    Have you read Dinesh D’Souza’s The End of Racism? D’Souza argues that “race” as a category is the product of the Enlightenment (just like phrenology). Since it had a beginning, he says, it can also have an end (hence his title).

  2. I have not. Just went on my wish-list. Thanks.

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