This strange story from Daily Telegraph is odd (and somewhat disturbing):
Booksellers told The Daily Telegraph that while it is regarded in most countries as a ‘Nazi Bible’, in India it is considered a management guide in the mould of Spencer Johnson’s “Who Moved My Cheese”.
Sales of the book over the last six months topped 10,000 in New Delhi alone, according to leading stores, who said it appeared to be becoming more popular with every year.
Several said the surge in sales was due to demand from students who see it as a self-improvement and management strategy guide for aspiring business leaders, and who were happy to cite it as an inspiration.
“Students are increasingly coming in asking for it and we’re happy to sell it to them,” said Sohin Lakhani, owner of Mumbai-based Embassy books who reprints Mein Kampf every quarter and shrugs off any moral issues in publishing the book.
I think the strange part is that Hitler’s book is a manual of sorts, but we all know what came out of it, don’t we? This time however it’s business students, not politicians, who are interested – what does it say about the global economy that new markets like India are into Hilter? I mean next thing you know is they are going to read Zizek and then clearly the world will be all but over, right?