Martin Heidegger’s Nazism Is Inextricable From His Philosophy

“Back from Syracuse?” That was how Heidegger’s colleague greeted him when he returned to teach after the postwar government barred him from the profession for collaborating with the Nazi regime. Heidegger had, like Plato to the tyrant Dionysius of Syracuse, sought to “lead the leader.” He had set himself up to be Nazism’s philosophical preceptor. […]

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