|Someone on this board in the past - I can't remember who, but clearly a visitor, not a SOLOist - cited that book as evidence of the innate depravity of homosexuals. If one were to psychologise about Hitler, it would be more plausible to assert that his conduct was evidence of the depravity of *repressing* one's homosexuality. And I would urge all pseudo-Objectivists who advocate such repression to take serious note!|
I'm personally inclined to believe that Hitler was *indeed* a closet gay. I haven't read the book, but I viewed a documentary about it & its author, & what he had unearthed seemed to be convincing, & to indicate classic symptoms of repression writ large (including the mass-murder of *unrepressed* gays, & a cosmetic heterosexual relationship, with Eva Braun, that was never consummated). Of course, there was far more to it than just repressed sexuality, but I suspect that this was indeed part of the evil cocktail of motivations that was Adolf Hitler.