00011095.gif Laswell P.D.: The Psychology of Hitlerism. Political Quarterly Vol. 4. 1933. The stress of battle, undernourishment, inflation, and unemployment during these recent eventful years has exposed many men and women to "temptations" which they could not resist, and the accumulated weight of the guilt arising from the irregulations drives many of them into acts of expiation. Such is the meaning of the emphasis in Hitler's public personality [unreadable] the clue to the appeal of the humourless gravity which is one of his most obvious traits. This pious [unreadable] with the silver tongue is the articulate conscience of the petty bourgeoisie. There is a profound sense in which Hitler himself plays a maternal role for certain classes in German society. His incessant moralizing is that of the anxious mother who is totally preoccupied with the physical, intellectual, and ethical development of her children. He discourses in public, and has written on his autobiography, on all manner of [unreadable]. His constant preoccupation with "Purity" is consistent with these interests: he alludes constantly to the "purity of the racial stock" and often to the code of personal abstinence and moderation. The master of modern Galahadism uses the language of Protestant puritanism and of Catholic reverence for the institution of family life. The conscience for which he stands is full of obsessional doubts, repetitive affirmations, resounding negations, and stern compulsions. It is essentially the bundle of "don't [unreadable] the nurse-[unreadable] conscience. Hitler has offered himself as the hero and Germanism as the legitimizing symbol of reformation. Laswell, (??): The Psychology of Hitlerism. Political Quarterly. Vol 4. 1933. pp. 378.379.380.
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