Books: Conspirator

HITLER AND I—Otto Strasser—Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).

Insurrection, said Lenin, is an art. He did not add that the technique of insurrection is conspiracy. But Lenin taught his eager Bolsheviks that, besides every well-behaved, "legal" Communist Party, they must organize an "illegal," underground Communist Party. Its function, like the submerged three-quarters of an iceberg, would be to destroy in secret. Apt students of the Bolshevik art of conspiracy, as Hitler told Hermann Rauschning, were the Nazis. Soon Nazi Alfred Rosenberg modeled his foreign section of the Nazi Party after the foreign section of the Communist International. Soon Heinrich Himmler modeled his Gestapo after...

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