And Mein Kampf is a crappily written book. Basically a rambling plolmenic pretending to be an autobiography. That’s a common point of view, and I did personally skim bits of it, to see for myself. A-yup, its correct. I’m not a literary reviewer, so I don’t have to study the whole thing and make a through review.
You can probably read a bit of The Turner Diaries online or in the library, and make up your own mind. So it was inspirational to Timothy McVeigh? Is that, in some way, a testimonial? What other literature was inspirational to that particular guy? Don’t keep us in suspense. I wonder if any Nazi’s claimed Mein Kampf was inspirational? I don’t think I’d ever heard that. I think I’d heard some of them found it dull.
I’d never heard of Man in the High Castle until I began to see adverts for the show. Apparently, they made a great show about it. That doesn’t mean it was that great of a book, only that there was enough to adapt for the screen.
They never (so far as I know) made a move version of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. By many people’s standards, that’s a great sci-fi novel, but it just doesn’t translate to visual medium.
Now, when I read Starship Troopers, I never really felt that it was a fascist novel. Maybe I simply missed it as a kid, but it is set in a different time, so values are different. However, the movie carefully sanitizes out any fascism.
Look, people think on Amazon, that How to Eat to Live, Book 1 by Elijah Muhammad is gripping and oh so insightful. You can read the text online, like all propaganda books, it just repeats itself again and again.