Nietzsche

Writing in the New York Times, Francis Fukuyama reviews Julian Young’s new Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography in Nietzsche: Philosophy in Context.

It is, unfortunately, a dismal review which evinces what is arguably a profound misunderstanding of Nietzsche. The sole consolation is that it doesn’t repeat the willful misrepresentations of such writers as Crane Brinton, or regurgitate the discredited Nazi shibboleths to which the philosopher has been subjected.

Perhaps the book is better than the review. Until such is proven, those curious about this interesting and influential thinker would do best to read Walter Kaufmann’s vintage Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist.

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