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The Making Of Germany's New Edition Of Mein Kampf

Almost 2,000 pages, 5,000 commentaries, a huge introduction: The Institute of Contemporary History has finally released details on its new edition of Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" planned for 2016.

An copy of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" at a Nuremberg Museum
An copy of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" at a Nuremberg Museum
Sven Felix Kellerhoff

BERLIN — Those facing powerful enemies should always seek powerful allies. That, in a nutshell, is the mission facing Magnus Brechtken, a Munich man who took on the controversial task of re-releasing Adolph Hitler's Mein Kampf.

Brechtken is vice-president of the city's renowned Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ). In 2012, the Free State of Bavaria, which holds the copyright on Mein Kampf until Dec. 31 2015, commissioned the IfZ to edit the infamous book in a academically critical fashion. A year and a half later, under orders of the minister-president of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer (CSU), support for the project was withdrawn. The minister of justice in Munich, Winfried Bausback, has also come out against the undertaking.

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Venezuela-Iran: Maduro And The Axios Of Chaos In The Americas

With the complicity of leftist rulers in Venezuela, Bolivia and even Argentina, Iran's sanction-ridden regime is spreading its tentacles in South America, and could even undermine democracies.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro visiting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran, Iran on June 11. Venezuela is one of Iran's closest allies, and both are subject to tough U.S. sanctions.

Julio Borges

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CARACAS —The dangers posed by Venezuela's relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran is something we've warned about before. Though not new, the dangers have changed considerably in recent years.

They began under Venezuela's late leader, Hugo Chávez , when he decided to turn his back on the West and move closer to countries outside our geopolitical sphere. In 2005, Chávez and Iran's then president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, signed collaborative agreements in areas beyond the economy, with goals that included challenging the West and spreading Iran's presence in Latin America.

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