I immediately thought of the occasion of Napoléon’s coming to the tomb of Friedrich the Great. It was depicted in Kolberg (1945). Who was Napoléon? A fiery spirit that impressed the men of Europe deeply. Without remorse and stopping, he marched from Egypt to Russia, bringing the lands of the West to his heel, without a care in the world for stability, for prosperity, for the future. Alas, he was no philosopher-king, no materialist. There was no higher thought in his mind than the will to power – and so he himself proved out but a speck in the streams of cultural dialectic. And now old Christian faggots may find it appropriate to argue over him. Oleg Sokolov has a better claim to Napoléonistics.

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