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Subject: FC: Online sales of Mein Kampf stopped
Date: Saturday, August 21, 1999 11:36 AM

Bertelsmann stops online sale of Hitler book

August 21, 1999 
Web posted at: 10:42 AM EDT (1442 GMT) 
BERLIN (AP) -- German media giant Bertelsmann has stopped
selling Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in its online bookstore, a
spokesman said Saturday. 

BOL International's German and Dutch services never
offered the book because it is banned in those countries, but its British
and French services did, company spokesman Christof Ehrhart said. ...
Subject: FW: Mein Kampf story
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 12:00:40 -0400

Any censorship or book-banning by any governments has, IMNSHO, a real
down-side and is an insult to the intelligence of the citizenry of the
jurisfiction - but whether it's Mein Kamp in Germany, the Wall Street
Journal in Singapore, The Communications Deceny Act (and its on-going
progeny) in the US, governemnts never stop.

Subject:	IP: Mein Kampf story
Date:	Sat, 21 Aug 1999 09:50:19 -0400

the interesting academic thing about this is that Mein Kampf has a concise
and frightening exposition on how to do agit-prop, probably written by
Goebbels who was Hitler's cellmate. Hitler quotes and refines Lenin's
theories on propaganda application to a high degree. Mein Kampf is a
standard citation in most textbooks on propaganda analysis. So do you ban
such things because of the racist crap it comes wrapped in or do you study
it to see how Hitler planned Nazi takeover and control as a warning to
future generations?
Subject: FC: FW: further on Mein Kampf story
Date: Saturday, August 21, 1999 11:16 AM

Interesting comment from an old friend - and true
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Subject:	Re: Mein Kampf story

I've always believed that the most effective way to get kids (or adults) to
read is to ban something.  Mein Kampf is a book I've never read and haven't
thought about for years.  The article has stimulated interest in
understanding the mind of Hitler and the next time I'm in Barnes....I'm
going to buy it.  Precisely the opposite result of those who call for it's

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