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Published: Saturday, April 12 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

Oh my a voice of reason.

One would think that an idea in support of individual betterment would strike a welcome cord in the hearts of all conservatives and or libertarians. However, to give up a traditional conservative meme of decrying all German, and comparing everything they dislike to Nazi principles is probably too much to ask.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

Nietzsche also thought blind faith and superstition were morally weakening and corrupting so I’d guess this would be conservative’s biggest grip.

Pendergast
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr Tuttle is right that Nietzche would not be a proponent of the the Nazis. Nietzche would be a fan of the individual not large bureaucratic entities.

One of my favorite quotes of his, "Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances."

nonceleb
Salt Lake City, UT

I responded to Cramer's characterization online. To add to pragmatist. . ., Nazis misappropriated and distorted Nietzsche's philosophy. He admired Richard Wagner and his music when younger, but disassociated with him later when he discovered Wagner's anti-Semitism, national chauvinism, and belief in Nordic superiority. Nietzsche would have been horrified if he knew his teachings would be misused later (he died in 1900).

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