Third Reich: Alfred Baeumler’s ‘Heroic. Realism’. The nazis, it has long been held , were not interested in ideas.1 Arendt’s influ- ential thesis of the ‘banality of. Using the prominent National Socialist philosopher Alfred Baeumler as a prism, this article is an attempt to shed a more nuanced light on the Nietzsche/National. From Alfred Baeumler, Studien zur deutschen Geistesgeschichte (Berlin: Junker und Duennnhaupt Verlag, ), pp. ,

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A new order of things is the natural consequence. Italics in the original.

In contrast, Romanticism saw man again in the light of his natural and historical ties. Neustadt an der TafelfichteBohemiaAustria-Hungary.

Alfred Baeumler

What does that mean? We Germans know what it means to maintain ourselves against all opposition. Pietism was the last truly revolutionary religious movement on Lutheran soil. We call Nietzsche the philosopher of heroism.

It believed in reason, it was rational, but it was “political” only in that it denied the feudal system; it was unable to erect an enduring political system of its own and was capable only of breaking the path for the economic system of capitalism. It is not enough to point out the “this-worldly” character of Nietzsche’s values baemuler one at the same time does not want to refute the notion that values are “realized” by action.

For, finally, baeuumler is the use! Nietzsche’s “values” have nothing to do with the Beyond, and therefore cannot be petrified into dogma. A theory of the state is not to be found in Nietzsche’s work — but this work has opened all paths towards a baeum,er theory of the state.


Rather, “unconscious” here means “perfect” and “able. When we call National Socialism a world view we mean that not only the bourgeois parties but also their ideologies have been annihilated.

It is this order which Nietzsche undertook to establish in opposition to the existing one. Nietzsche employs a famous antithesis to make this clear: He revolts against the concept of repentance: This individualism was not of a religious-sentimental character.

It was a religious individualism which strengthened the inclination toward concern with self, toward psychological analysis and biographical examination.

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Rather, we mean that we have entered into a new relationship with our past, that our view has barumler cleared for what was truly forceful in this past but which had been clouded by bourgeois ideology. And that means training, training, training! Nietzsche’s Nordic and soldierly valuation opposes that of the Mediterranean world and that of the priests.

Thomas Mann read Baeumler’s work on Nietzsche in the early s, and characterized passages of it as ” Hitler prophecy”. This treatise deals with the great politics of virtue. Retrieved from ” https: If in doing so he becomes the apologist for the “unconscious,” this “unconscious” is not to be understood in terms of depth pyschology. The herd instinct is basically altogether different from the instinct of an “aristocratic society,” composed of strong, natural men who do not permit their basic instincts to languish in favor of a mediocre average — men who know how to curb and control their passions instead of weakening or negating them.


Nietzsche alfrex National Socialism stand on the baaeumler side of the baaeumler of the German bourgeoisie. In opposition to the philosophy of the conscious, Nietzsche asserts the aristocracy of nature.

This again must not be understood from an individualistic point of view. Return to Main Index. Return to Racialist Authors.

But his most personal and lonely possession, the negation of bourgeois ideology as a whole, has today become the property of a generation.

Nietzsche and National Socialism

A mode of thought which sees struggle and work only as a penance appears incomprehensible to him. The accompanying faith will come by itself — of that you can be certain. Like National Socialism, Nietzsche sees in the state, in society, the “great mandatary of life,” responsible baeuumler each life’s failure to life itself.

Romanticism opened our eyes to the night, the past, our ancestors, to the mythos and the Volk.

Something inferior is always attached to the “realization” of given values whether these values are of a mundane or extramundane character Only ill-willed persons could maintain that everything baeumldr has been created by the past must now be negated. Before his eyes stood the task of our race: The spiritual forces which have formed the German bourgeoisie in the last several centuries have been Pietism, the Enlightenment, and Romanticism.

The accent with which we pronounce these words today we heard from Nietzsche for the first time.