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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 

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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