MEIN KAMPF

“Mein Kampf,” Hitler’s 1925 quasi memoir and manifesto on the “the Jewish peril,” has become a full-fledged e-book chart-topper. Across platforms like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes, the book is wiping up the floor with more contemporary political authors.

In an effort to make sense of this, observers speculate the reason for the e-book success is because you need not go to a store and ask for it. You don’t have to conspicuously pull it out on the commuter train – it’s hidden by a Kindle cover.

But as one reporter from the UK’s Guardian points out, “The privacy electronic readers are availing themselves of isn’t exactly private. The person opposite you on the train may not know you’re following der Führer on your Kindle, but Amazon knows.”

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