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The Ominous Parallels

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Summary

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  • Full Title: The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America
  • Author(s): Leonard Peikoff, Introduction by Ayn Rand
  • Year Published: 1982
  • Publisher: Stein and Day (hardcover); Mentor (paperback); Plume (paperback)
  • Publication Type: Commercial
  • ISBN-10: 0-8128-2850-X (hardcover), 0-451-62210-3 (paperback), 0-452-01117-5 (paperback)
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  • Description: In her introduction, Ayn Rand describes this as "the first book by an Objectivist philosopher other than myself." Peikoff discusses the philosophy of history using the rise of Nazism in Germany as an example, with comparisons to the contemporary United States (hence the title of the book).

Contents

Part One: Theory

  1. The Cause of Nazism
  2. The Totalitarian Universe
  3. Hitler's War Against Reason
  4. The Ethics of Evil
  5. The Nation of the Enlightenment
  6. Kant Versus America

Part Two: Practice

  1. United They Fell
  2. The Emotionalist Republic
  3. The Nazi Synthesis
  4. The Culture of Hatred
  5. The Killers Take Over
  6. Hitler in Power
  7. The Concentration Camps
  8. America Reverses Direction
  9. Convulsion and Paralysis
  10. "A Republic -- If You Can Keep It"

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Additional keywords: Ann Rand, Anne Rand, Ayn Rad, Ayn Ran, Any Rand, Omonous Parralels, Ominus Paralells, Leonard Peikof, Lenard Piekoff


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