Hitler’s Second Book: German Foreign Policy
By Adolf Hitler. Translated, introduced and annotated by Rhodesian scholar Arthur Kemp. Often called Hitler’s “Secret Book,” this is the only full-length, completely unedited and correctly translated text of Hitler’s second book, written to explain National Socialist foreign policy.
Dictated in 1928 to Max Annan, head of the NSDAP’s publishing house, the unedited and draft manuscript, provisionally titled Deutsche Aussenpolitik but later more commonly known as “Hitler’s Second Book,” was never published in Hitler’s lifetime.
Originally written as a propaganda recruitment tool designed to generate support for the NSDAP at the time of what he saw as an artificial crisis in German nationalist circles over the Italian occupation of South Tyrol, Hitler’s second book is of necessity dated with regard to some time-specific events.
Nonetheless, it contains much more than just a discussion of the South Tyrol issue. Within these pages, the reader will find the philosophical principles that underwrote National Socialist domestic and foreign policy, and a large number of astonishingly accurate and prescient foresights into many pressing international issues that still occupy the world stage in the 21st century.
Read Hitler’s predictions on:
- The economic, social and racial problems posed by European unification;
- American immigration policy and its racial meaning;
- The need to temper foreign policy with political and financial realism;
- The threat posed by modern air warfare;
- The possibility that the Jewish Com- munists would lose power in the Soviet Union;
- The racial values that underpinned the British empire;
- The negative influence of birth control upon European population growth;
- The eugenic danger of war in general;
- The threat that outsourcing to the Far East poses to Western economies; and
- The role of International Jewry in influencing world affairs and inciting conflict, among many other topics.
The philosophical principles that Hitler endorsed—that victory goes to the strong and the brave, and that the meek shall inherit nothing—were equally applicable to both domestic and foreign policy, two areas which he saw as inseparably interlinked. Hitler said:
“In general freedom is preserved neither by begging nor by cheating. And also not by work and industry, but exclusively by struggle, and, indeed, by one’s own struggle.
“This accumulated hatred was discharged in the typically bourgeois-national fulmination and battle cry: ‘God punish England.’ Since God is just as much on the side of the stronger and the more determined, as well as preferably on the side of those who are cleverer, He manifestly refused to inflict this punishment.
“For this Earth is not allotted to anyone, nor is it presented to anyone as a gift. It is awarded by Providence to people who in their hearts have the courage to take possession of conquering it, the strength to preserve it, and the industry to put it to the plow.”
This edition contains the full text, translated from the German original, and includes the article, “How America Entered the War”—to which Hitler referred in the book and intended to add to the manuscript as an appendix. Also contains a full index.
Softcover, 200 pages, indexed