: : Is the intention here to associate Rand with Hitler, or the above passage with Nazi-ism?
: My overall point was to demonstrate that---contrary to Piekoff's misleading 'scholarship'---Hitler approached the capitalists of Germany with campaign speeches that glorified individual sovereignty. The Dusseldorf Club speech of '32, quoted above, where Hitler cozied up to the leading industrialists of the nation, is a classic example that Nazism was compatible with individual autonomoy (at least regarding powerful individuals) AND capitalism (in general).
It shows Hitlers con trick - to pretend to be a supporter of individualism to one audience whilst all the time intending to create the collectivism of the nation.
: That it sounded just like any passage out of Atlas Shrugged was simply a serendipitous bonus...
And in light of the above - without impact.