Friday, 12 April 2013

Nuremberg Diary, Gustave Gilbert

This is a fascinating and unique book.  It is an account of the Nuremberg war crimes trials written by the US Army psychologist who was assigned to watch over the defendants.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, Karl Marx

"Hegel says somewhere that great historic facts and personages recur twice.  He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce."

"Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand."