The Hitler Legacy
The Nazi Cult in Diaspora: How it was Organized, How it was Funded, and Why it Remains a Threat to Global Security in the Age of Terrorism
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• Meticulously documents the survival of the Nazi ideology in the realm of contemporary politics and modern global terrorism.
• Utilizes newly-declassified CIA and FBI documents, State Department records, and National Archives materials in additional to the author’s extensive investigations, and personal interviews in Europe and Asia
• This is the third volume of the author’s extensive investigative work—begun in 1979 and published as Unholy Alliance, continuing through his recent ground-breaking revelations in Ratline of an Indonesian route in the Nazi escape network.
More than thirty years after his first investigation of the Nazi underground—which saw him detained at Chile's notorious Colonia Dignidad—Peter Levenda has returned again and again to his quest for the truth about the genuine character of the Nazi cult and the people and political movements it has influenced in the decades since the end of World War Two.
The wide sweep of this investigations moves from a Ku Klux Klan headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania, to the New York City office of the Palestine Liberation Organization; from the apartment of a notorious neo-Nazi leader, to the Islamic boarding school—headquarters of the man who ordered the Bali Bombings. When Levenda uncovered the existence of a Nazi underworld in Asia, the nexus of religion, politics, terrorism and occult beliefs was revealed to be the real domain of the threat to global security. This book is a worthy sequel to Levenda’s acclaimed works, Unholy Alliance and Ratline.
This book will challenge all you are accustomed to believe about such subjects as the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist terrorism; about Tibetan and Zen Buddhism; about such popular concepts as ODESSA and the underground Nazi network that has been financing global terror since the post-war period; and even about the alleged death of one of history's most infamous killers, Adolf Hitler.
Meticulously researched—from both archival material and declassified intelligence agency files, to personal interviews and investigations undertaken in Asia, Europe and Latin America—The Hitler Legacy is the story of how the mistakes of the twentieth century have come home to roost in the twenty-first. The failure of American, British and Soviet intelligence agencies to hunt down Nazi war criminals and disrupt their networks meant that we were unprepared when a similar enemy decided to use the same structures to prosecute their campaigns. Both the Nazi and jihadist networks are composed of non-state actors involved in asymmetrical warfare against identical enemies. Both are fueled by ideologies that combine apocalyptic fanaticism and anti-Semitism with a rabid hatred of Western “decadence.”
This book further documents how the cynical manipulation of religion (including Christianity, Islam and Buddhism) and the politics of the post-war period resulted in the devastating experience of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and the Pentagon. The failure of such policies continue to influence—and threaten us—today.
This is a book for those engaged in religious, esoteric or spiritual studies as well as those with an interest in world politics, history and terrorism.
About the Author
Peter Levenda is a well-known author of many published works on esoteric subjects. His Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult bears a foreword by Norman Mailer and has been translated into six foreign languages. Ratline: Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests, and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler broke new ground when it revealed the Far East segment of the Nazi escape routes after the fall of Germany. Levenda is also the author of the three volume study of the influence of esoterica on American politics, Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft and the controversial Ibis Press title, The Angel and the Sorcerer: The Remarkable Story of the Occult Origins of Mormonism and the Rise of Mormons in American Politics.
History, World War II, Conspiracy
384 pp. • 6 x 9
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