The Guardian view on Mein Kampf: a good new edition of a very bad old book

One fact, above all, gives real perspective on the manipulative power and the personal attraction at the core of Mein Kampf: 70+ years ago, Mein Kampf sold 12 million copies; today’s annotated edition has sold 15 thousand copies so far. The readers who are interested in hate and sensationalism outnumber the readers who are interested in learning the lessons of history by orders of magnitude. —Rabbi Kerry Baker

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