Tuesday 22 September 2009

Goebbels-the Total War Speech

Josef Goebbels was a superb speaker and propagandist, better, in many ways, than Hitler himself. This carried him forward in the Party, despite his obvious physical shortcomings. Perhaps at no point did he demonstrate this better than in the infamous Total War Speech, delivered in Berlin Sport’s Palace in February 1943. If one wants true insight into the nature of National Socialism, then Goebbels makes a perfect study. It was pure nihilism, and nothing besides.


  1. It's over 20 years since I read it but I have the distinct recollection that pure nihilism was also the conclusion of Albert Camus in his book "The Rebel".

  2. Thanks, Wildgoose. I shall have a look at that.