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The Nazi Dictatorship
The Nazi Dictatorship
By Frederick L. Schumann
Knopf, 1935, 494 pp.

Written by a professor at the University of Chicago, this is one of the most valuable studies of German developments yet to appear. The book, well-documented on every page, first treats in detail of the situation which made possible Hitler's rise to power, and examines the history of the régime to date. The second part of the volume is devoted to a critical examination of the machinery of Nazi rule, and here the author lays particular stress on the use of scapegoats, on the dramatization of external dangers, real and imaginary, and on the methods of education. The conclusions are anything but favorable to this and other fascist systems.