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_HAFFNER, Sebastian: Germany: Jekyll 
   and Hyde. 1941._

      Nearly all biographers of Hitler have 
made the mistake of trying to connect 
Hitler with the spiritual History of his 
times and explain him in terms of it.

Haffner, Sebastian: Jekyll and Hyde. p .14.

..Hitler then is not popular. He is God or Satan. 
A human attachment tp his person or even to 
the legend of his person does not exist. There 
are no good-natured witticisms about him, 
no human anecdotes. There is no war personal 
love and devotion inspired in his followers to 
weigh against the immense unsleeping disgust 
and loathing felt by his enemies. For the former, 
his image floats on a dizzily high pedestal of 
power and success among the clouds. (Some 
intellectual Nazis actually play with the idea 
of deifying Hitler after his death and preparations 
to this end are already being made.) He is nowhere 
loved as a man is loved. If the pillar of power 
and success crumbles under him nothing will 
prevent his disillusioned worshippers from 
quartering and roasting him as all primitive 
people do with their fallen idols. Certainly a 
close scrutiny of his person will not help to 
prevent this fate.
But all this is not particularly important, because 
Hitler's power over the German people  rests on 
quite other foundations than popularity.

Haffner, Sebastian: Jekyll and Hyde. pp. 31.32

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