In my senior year of high school, my school’s library started going through renovations. As part of the change, they made a pile of the old books from which students and faculty were free to take them. One of those books was Hitler’s Mein Kampf. I attempted to read it because I thought it would give me some sort of profound insight on the man behind the Holocaust. About ten or twenty pages later and a skim through, I realized that reading this was a waste of my time. It is a very difficult book to go through, not only because of the content, but also for the quality of the writing.
I was surprised that this book made it onto this small island I’m from, and moreso that it was allowed into my school. Over a year later, I am shocked to find out that Nazis are rallying in the streets. This knowledge brings to mind a quote from this book:
“Hate is more enduring than aversion”