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‘Max’: Politics as a New Art

If you want to understand Hitler, you have to understand he was an artist first.                                                                  —Albert Speer In my poem “If Hitler also Spelled Hiedler”, published in the March 2014 issue of Quadrant, I proposed the following “what if” scenario: If Hitler also spelled Hiedler Hüttler or Huettler at seventeen had remained in watercolour been accepted at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna even become a priest as once intended the swastika would still signify auspiciousness in Sanskrit Israel wouldn’t exist no Berlin or West Bank walls holocaust would refer to a burnt offering of Moses WWI would still…

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